Care home visiting

Government guidance on care home visiting in England was updated on 24 February, confirming that there are no nationally set direct restrictions on visiting in care homes.  The Department of Health and Social Care says it expects care providers to facilitate visits wherever possible and in a risk-managed way.  The revised guidance covers visits that should happen in all circumstances, safe visiting practices, when different visiting arrangements are needed, and sources of information and support.  “While vaccination is proving very effective, we are still seeing some cases of severe illness, hospitalisation and death of care home residents who have been vaccinated,” the government says.