VISITING - updated guidance after 17 May 2021
The Guidance on Care Home Visiting, applied from 17 May 2021.
The Government guidance applies from 17 May 2021 replaces the previous guidance on Visiting Care Homes. The new guidance allows up to 5 people to be nominated as a regular visitors and 2 people can visit the resident together.
Manor Place welcomes the recognition that visits should be supported and enabled wherever it is safe to do so. We continue the current approach of visit with booking in advance and testing visitors using rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) before every visit, continue the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and follow all other infection control (IPC) measures, which the care home will guide them on during visits.
The DHSC says visitors and residents are advised to keep physical contact to a minimum. They may wish to hold hands but should bear in mind that any contact increases the risk of transmission. There should not be close physical contact such as hugging.
The guidance, Guidance on Care Home Visiting, is available here.
In the event of an outbreak in the home, the home will immediately stop outward visiting.