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Covid-19: Care home residents in England should have “safe spaces” for visits from family and friends, says guidance

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 05 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4302

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  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

All care home residents in England should be allowed to receive visits from family and friends in a covid secure way despite new lockdown restrictions coming into force on 5 November, the Department of Health and Social Care will make clear in new guidance.

The latest guidance, which has still to be published, marks a U turn from the department’s former policy during the lesser regional restrictions that preceded the new England-wide lockdown. The earlier guidance told thousands of care homes in England that visiting should be stopped in areas with tier 3 lockdown restrictions, apart from in exceptional circumstances such as visiting …

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