With the new 'national lockdown' now announced, if the country is to avoid the previous mistakes that led to many thousands of deaths, the Government needs to urgently update its guidance on visiting care homes. If they fail to do so they will leave the social care sector in disarray. 

For the current position, the National Care Forum has provided a useful link to the current Government guidance along with links to their guidance on infection control and the Care Provider's Alliance's very useful visitor's protocol.