We welcome latest care home visitor guidance

Published: Wednesday 7th April 2021

We welcome the Government’s recent announcement to further ease visiting restrictions in our care homes from 12 April, which means residents will be able to meet two named visitors indoors.

Under the move, visitors will be expected take a Covid test and follow guidelines, including wearing PPE, to keep themselves, residents and care home teams as safe as possible.

The latest announcement by Government also allows visitors who are parents to be accompanied by babies and young children, who will not count as one of the visitors.

See our guidance on visiting our care and nursing homes.

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to welcome visitors by working with residents, their families and care home managers to find safe solutions wherever possible, depending on individual circumstances.

Agincare Care Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:

“Everyone at Agincare is passionate about making visits happen, so we welcome the latest announcement as a further step towards welcoming more and more people in the future as restrictions continue to ease.

“We know just how treasured visits are by our residents, their loved ones and our care home teams, and we have already been facilitating safe visits wherever possible during the pandemic.

“Last week we welcomed 416 visitors to our care and nursing homes. It will be fantastic to welcome even more visitors indoors, especially children who I am sure will bring a happy smile to many faces, as well as a sign of more normality as we continue to emerge from the Covid pandemic.”

Visitors to our residential care homes should contact the manager in the first instance so that visits can be managed in a safe and controlled way, and arrangements explained fully.

The vast majority of our residents have received their first Covid vaccination and most have now also received their second jab.