Visiting guidance for residential care

In light of the new national situation linked to Covid, we have reviewed the Government guidance associated with care home visiting (Thursday 5 November), to ensure our existing plans to find ways that might make it possible for more visiting to take place complemented the national position.

We have now sent our revised guidance and advice to care home managers, setting out some general principles which will allow more care home visiting to take place and a checklist to help them to evaluate the risks associated with their home, their residents and their visitors. These are dated 10.11.2020 and can be found under the 'documents' section on this page. A summary of the guidance can also be found here.

With the current rate of infection in Gloucestershire rising, and a number of cases linked to care home staff and residents, it is still important that measures are in place to protect residents from Covid-19. This might include: one, consistent visitor, staggered arrival times and physical Covid secure measures, such as screens.

We will continue to review our overall approach to care home visiting and will continue to engage with, and inform you of any further updates.

If you are a care home or setting, please contact the council’s Brokerage Team for advice and support.

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