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Care Homes: Visits

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 124156, tabled on 2 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) what assessment he has made of the additional costs faced by care homes of implementing his most recent guidance on care home visits, (b) if he will make the resources available to cover those costs and (c) if he will make a statement.

Answered on

13 January 2021

We understand that for some care homes, implementing processes to enable visiting will incur a financial cost. The Infection Control Fund has provided over £1.1 billion for the care sector to take key steps to improve infection prevention and control, including enabling providers to put in place measures to support safe visiting.

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Department of Health and Social Care