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NEWSFLASH: PM announces limit on care home visitors to be lifted

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Limits on the number of named visitors to care homes in England are to end as part of the final step out of lockdown the PM has announced.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement during an update on the planned ending of COVID restrictions on 19 July at 5pm today.

As part of a ‘five-point plan for living with COVID’, the PM said: “We will lift the limit on name visits to care homes.”

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The final stage of England’s roadmap, which is subject to review on 12 July, also includes the ending of legal limits on people gathering for indoor and outdoor events, and lifting legal requirements on face mask wearing and social distancing.

Mr Johnson also confirmed that vulnerable adults, including care home residents, will receive booster vaccinations in September as recommended by the JCVI last week.

A further 27,334 cases were reported across the UK today, along with another nine deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

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3 Comments

  1. Good news! Hopefully care homes will stop the need for visiting slots, having to make appointments to see your loved ones is awful. If the country is opening up care homes should too. The residents of care homes have been isolated from their loved ones for far too long .

  2. As usual the general public has absolutely no idea of the background reasons for visiting restrictions in particular the legal requirements of a Home to protect both staff and residents from COVID infection. All visitors to my Home require to give us good notice of their intention to visit so that we can have staff available to meet them, test them as appropriate and monitor their distancing from other residents and staff. The incurred administration also takes time which is just one reason why we can’t accept unspecified numbers of visitors turning up unannounced. The simple fact that COVID cases are continuing to rise means that this Home will not be changing its visiting regime until we can be assured that the risk is much lower than it is now.

  3. I just wonder just how much more of this patronizing attitude relatives will have to contend with.My Mother caught and died from Covid 19 in a very expensive Barchester Care home.I had voiced my dismay to the manager ,and was dismissed about staff being able to move between 2 of their care homes although I had read in the local paper that their was a confirmed case in their other home..I was not allowed to see my Mother and find this inferrence that relatives are reckless offensive.. Unfortunately some people,like myself foolishly believe that people in charge have the right to talk down to you as they are the experts.Sadly this is not always correct.

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