VISITING - updated guidance after 19 July 2021
The Guidance on Care Home Visiting, applied from 19 July 2021.
The Government guidance applies from 19 July 2021 replaces the previous guidance on Visiting Care Homes. The new guidance allows any numbers of named visitors choosen by the resident.
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 guidance says visitors and residents are advised to keep physical contact to a minimum. Physical contact like handholding is acceptable if hand washing protocols are followed. Close personal contact such as hugging presents higher risks but will be safer if it is between people who are double vaccinated, without face to face contact, and there is brief contact only.
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.