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Visiting guidance for residential care

This page is currently under review. Please see the Government guidance for the most up to date information.

Updated 25 Feb 2022 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Government guidance

Although there were significant changes to Covid-19 guidance on 24 February 2022, due to the higher risk nature of health and social care settings, the advice for staff members working in these settings has not changed.

The Government guidance provides an outline for promoting safety by requiring a tailored process for each visitor and resident.

Updated guidance for care homes is now available - Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

All visiting requests will need to be risk assessed on an individual basis and strategies put in place to ensure risk is minimised. The final decision and responsibility remain with the care home manager.

All care homes, except in the event of an active outbreak, should try to offer the visiting opportunities in the following tabs.

Page updated: 25/02/2022 Page updated by: Health Protection

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