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Do care homes admit new residents during COVID outbreaks?

In short – it will depend. There are many factors to consider, such as, existing resident mix, staffing capabilities (especially nurses), safe staffing levels, current occupancy, type, and location of available rooms…the list goes on.  

Care homes, rest homes, dementia units, respite and carer support providers will likely be taking admissions on a day-by-day, case-by-case basis using their knowledge and expertise to ensure the safety and support of both their existing residents and staff and the services they offer to those in the community who will need to access their services.  

Our advice? Call the facility directly and enquire. They will be able to let you know how things are working for them on that day – but remember that this can change so please be understanding about this.  

Updated: 11 Jun 2024
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