Visiting guidance for residential care
Guidance of care home visiting as updated on 19th July and reviewed on 3rd August 2021.
Other friends or family
Care homes should facilitate visits for other friends or family members where possible and in a way that keeps risk levels to a minimum. Visits should take place in the open air wherever possible, using substantial screens, in designated visiting pods or behind windows.
Visiting spaces should be used by only one resident and visiting party at a time and between visits there should be appropriate and thorough cleaning.
Appropriate PPE should be used throughout the visit and whilst on site, as directed by the home manager.
IPC practices should be followed throughout the visit. Visitors should limit contact with residents and staff, and maintain as much distance as possible during the visit.