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Liz responds to new guidance on care home visits

The Government looks set to announce new guidance this week allowing care home residents in England to have two regular visitors from the 12th April. 

Families are absolutely crucial for the physical and mental health of care home residents, and as infection rates in care homes continue to fall it is important that residents are able to reunite with family members as soon as possible.

However, this guidance will not be enough for those care home residents who are still unable to receive visits from their loved ones. To have any confidence that things are really changing, we need legislation to enshrine residents’ rights to visits and end the scandal of blanket visiting bans.

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