The latest visiting arrangement guidance in care homes in England explained

Please Note: All information was correct at time of writing on 12 January 2021. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.

In the first wave of the pandemic, visits to loved ones were stopped completely and it was an exceptionally challenging time for residents and their family and friends.

Following the latest lockdown announcement on 4 January, government guidance on visiting care homes has been amended to clarify the current position, “Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak.”

Each care setting has a unique layout and facilities so it’s best practice to work visiting arrangements around your setting to comply with COVID regulations.

Our in-house care experts have summarised what care providers need to know and how you can arrange visits so that they are as safe as possible. In this guide, you’ll find more information about:

  • How many visitors it’s safe for residents to have
  • Types of visit that comply with new lockdown rules
  • Carrying out dynamic risk assessments
  • How to create and communicate visiting polices

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