The cruel care lottery: While some families can now see elderly loved ones after Covid visiting restrictions were lifted, others are STILL locked out a year into the pandemic
- Campaigners claim that a cruel lottery has developed for visits to care homes
- Thousands of people were prevented from visiting loved ones on Mother’s Day
- Guidance on March 8 said all residents are allowed indoor visits from one person
But some care home bosses claim the risk from Covid-19 remains too great – despite the fact all residents have now been vaccinated and visitors have to test negative and wear personal protective equipment. Campaigners say blanket bans remain in place, with some homes saying visits cannot resume until April 12 or that all residents must have received their second vaccine dose.