Care home visits: Time to celebrate

08 March 2021

New guidance that applies from today, allowing care home residents to have regular visits from a nominated individual, has been published by the government. Kathryn Smith, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, says:

It’s going to be an emotional day for residents, relatives and staff as nominated visitors are allowed into care homes. For some, they haven’t seen their loved ones for a year. Of course it’s important that testing, PPE and vaccinations continue at pace. For today though, let’s just take a moment to celebrate that people are to be re-united - in a limited way - but in a way that provides hope for care homes for the near and long-term future.

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