‘They could die of loneliness’: how Covid policies impact care homes

UK care homes restrict visits to protect elderly residents from coronavirus but families find certain measures excessive

As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.

But the limits are causing heartache for relatives, some of whom have spoken of their grief at not being able to visit family members, even in the final days of their lives, with some only allowed one visitor for half an hour per fortnight.

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