Monday 12th April 2021
Visiting guidance – update
Contact visits for two visitors allowed from 12th April
According to new Government guidance, care home residents will be able to have two nominated regular visitors for close contact visits from 12th April. These visitors will need to wear PPE and have a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test before visiting.
Children aged under two and babies will not be counted as part of this limit and so will be able to visit, but there should be no close physical contact between them and residents.
At Pilgrims’ Friend Society, we appreciate how important visits are for the well-being of our residents and our staff are working hard to arrange for these new visits to take place safely. We are very grateful for your patience as we make these arrangements.
We also continue to offer socially-distanced screen and window visits and, where possible, socially-distanced garden visits.
Vic Stone, Operations Manager and Coronavirus Lead for Pilgrims’ Friend Society, said, “We are thrilled by this new step on the roadmap out of lockdown and are looking forward to welcoming more visitors to our homes as soon as we can.”
For the full Government guidance on visiting care homes, see here