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The Care Provider Alliance produce a visitors’ protocol for care providers
With the easing of lockdown the question of how and when do care homes open their doors again to visitors is an important topic. The Care Provider Alliance have produced a ‘visitors protocol for care providers’.
The Care Provider Alliance have produced a protocol intended to help care providers consider the management of ‘in visitor’ visits.
“The protocol is intended to help during the COVID-19 outbreak, which is anticipated to last for a sustained period, compared to the usual period for other infectious outbreaks. As we see other parts of our community experiencing a small degree of easement of the lockdown rules in England, it is important to recognise that for those in residential care settings, there is a need to balance the continued management of COVID-19 risk, with a cautious approach to enabling the opportunity to receive visitors.
Human rights recognise that all people living in care settings have the right to freedom of movement and association, including the right for residents to see their families. This protocol seeks to balance the rights of an individual with the rights of the others within the care setting (residents and staff) and the duties and responsibilities of the care provider.”
For access to The Care Alliance website and their protocol click here