**Update 24.02.22 - Please note that the below visiting restrictions remain in place whilst we await updated government guidance.**
The government announced the removal of all restrictions on care home visits, from 31st January, as part of the removal of Plan B in England.
This will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our residents and their families, whom we have worked hard to keep connected in other ways. We understand, and often see first hand, how important and beneficial social contact is for residents and their loved ones.
Covid testing does remain in place for those visiting residents, to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum. Other measures also remaining include the testing regime in place for all staff and residents, the use of PPE, infection protection and control measures.
Visiting care home residents
Visits still need to be pre-booked with the home, and visitors will still need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test (LFT) before entering the home.
An LFT can either be carried out by the visitor earlier on the day of their visit, or on arrival at the home. Please bare in mind that if you are taking the test at the care home, you will need to complete it 30 minutes before your appointment, to allow time for the results to show.
Visitors that are feeling unwell, regardless of negative covid tests and being fully vaccinated, should not enter the home. Other transmissible viruses, such as flu and norovirus, are equally as dangerous to residents’ health, as Covid-19.
Resident trips out of the home
Residents no longer have to be tested or self-isolate after a normal visit out of the care home.
In the event a resident is returning to the home following a high-risk visit, such as an emergency stay in hospital, or if they’ve received a positive covid test, they will need to isolate for 10 days. Testing may reduce their isolation period.
Book your visit
Please contact the care home directly to make arrangement to visit your loved one.