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Updated guidance on care home visiting

17 May 2021


 May 17, 2021

Guidance on care home visiting


This guidance applies from 17 May 2021 and replaces previous guidance on care home visiting. It applies to care homes for working age and for older adults.

The measures described in this guidance relate to visits with friends and family that take place within care home premises. Guidance relating to visits where the resident leaves the care home premises are described in our visits out of care homes.

Visiting is a central part of care home life. It is crucially important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents. Visiting is also vital for family and friends to maintain contact and life-long relationships with their loved ones and contribute to their support and care.

Read the summary of guidance for visitors here

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