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Care home residents to reunite with loved ones as visiting restrictions lifted

Care home residents will be looking forward to reuniting with loved ones as the Government lifts restrictions on the number of visitors…

By admin , in England , at January 31, 2022 Tags: ,

Care home residents will be looking forward to reuniting with loved ones as the Government lifts restrictions on the number of visitors they can receive.

From Monday, those living in care homes in England will be able to have unlimited visits from family and friends, the Government has said, meaning they will be able to reunite with loved ones they may not have seen for months.

The Government first announced the end to national restrictions on care home visits in November.

However, it then imposed a limit of three named visitors, plus an essential caregiver, when the Omicron variant hit.

The latest change, announced last week, means there are no nationally-set restrictions, but individual homes will continue to be able to set their own visiting policies.