The latest visiting arrangement guidance in care homes in England explained

Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 21 October 2020. 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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic care home visits were stopped to safeguard residents from infection and the particular risks of outbreaks of infection within settings. On 21 September this advice was updated as local COVID alert levels were introduced. From 12 October, government guidance states that those in ‘high’ and ‘very high’ alert levels should only visit care homes under ‘exceptional circumstances’. This is provided that care homes take certain measures, particularly regarding dynamic risk assessments and infection control.

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 social distancing rules
  • Carrying out dynamic risk assessments
  • How to create and communicate a visiting policy

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