Guidance on care home visiting – The Care Quality Commission Update 12 March 2021

News Posted: March 12, 2021

Guidance on care home visiting

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) have updated their guidance on care home visiting. This guidance sets out the government’s advice to support safe visiting. This includes;

  • Nomination of a single named visitor who will be able to enter the care home for regular visits (with tests required before entry and PPE to be worn on site)
  • residents with the highest care needs will also be able to nominate an essential care giver
  • care homes can continue to offer visits to other friends or family members with arrangements such as outdoor visiting, substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows.

Please note this guidance has been updated to advise that being on the shielded patient list does not prevent a care home resident from receiving visitors in the same way as other residents.


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