Thursday 22nd July 2021
Visiting guidance – update
From 19th July, those living in care homes can have unlimited visitors
According to the latest Government guidance, there is now no limit on the number of named visitors those living in care homes can receive. There is also no limit on how many visitors can visit in a single day/ at the same time.
Across our care homes, our managers are doing all they can to accommodate visits. However, due to the capacity of our homes, visitor numbers will be at the discretion of our managers and visits will be subject to rigorous risk assessments.
At Pilgrims’ Friend Society, we appreciate how important visits are for the well-being of those who live with us and are doing all we can to make sure we can facilitate as many visits as possible while keeping everyone safe. We thank you for your patience.
As before, those visiting will need to wear PPE and test negative using a Lateral Flow Device (LFD).
All residents are also able to nominate an essential care giver who provides a greater degree of personal care or support, to maintain their health and well-being. Essential care givers need to follow the same testing arrangements, and the same PPE and infection control arrangements, as care home staff.
For the full Government guidance on visiting care homes, see here
For information about visits out, see here