Indian COVID variant: safe visits guidance

Amid concerns over the potential impact of the COVID Indian variant and rising infections in regions such as Greater Manchester, it remains as important as ever to ensure visits take place safely.

The CQC has also been clear that care home providers should enable a resident to safely see their families and friends if the residents wishes.

The care experts of buyacarehome partner, Citation, have summarised all you need to know about putting the government’s guidance into practice, from creating designated areas to controlling the risk of infection spreading.


In this guide, you’ll find more information about how many visitors it’s safe for residents to have, types of visit that comply with social distancing rules, carrying out dynamic risk assessments, how to create and communicate a visiting policy, and more.

Here are some further free guides you might find helpful:

·         Free Care Health & Safety checklist - see what questions our experts ask when inspecting businesses like yours.

·         Risk Assessments – Key Considerations

·         Infection control in care settings: an essential checklist

·         A guide to care inspections – 100 proven top tips to improve your care service’s rating

·         Safe use of bedrails

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