A new iteration of the Government guidance on visiting in care homes was issued on 14.5.21 to expand the number of named visitors and add clarification about under-18s. We expect further updates as we progress through the government’s Spring Roadmap to lifting restrictions. Guidance about onsite LFD testing can be found here. A new iteration of the visiting out of care homes guidance has also been issued (14.5.21) which includes scenarios where the 14-day isolation no longer applies.

Below you can find a link to our ‘Partners in Care’ resource which will help you implement this new guidance. There are also links to previous statements and campaigns to enable visiting in care homes.

Partners in Care: Resources to support meaningful visits - Updated March 2021Partners in Care: The Essential Care Giver Role - video resourcesHealthwatch Leeds: Being an Essential Care GiverFAQs about Essential Caregiver Role - Relatives & Residents AssociationPartners in Care: Joint blogpost with Rights for ResidentsImprovement Academy Blog - The 'essential caregiver role': can we progress this in the mainstream?CPA visitors' protocolDeadline for Action on Care Home Visiting - 9.2.21Call to action on visiting - November 2020People need people - reopening care homes - July 2020