An international perspective on safe visiting for care home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Event Organised By : Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research

A Centre for Ageing and Dementia Event

This event is part of the CADR Webinars 2021 series


Dr Emma Richards
Dr Alys Griffiths
Dr Reena Devi

From: 21 Jul 2021, noon
To: 21 Jul 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

In response to rising community transmission of COVID-19 and a growing number of care home outbreaks with rapid spread and high mortality, governments and care homes across the world enacted blanket bans on visitors early in the pandemic. However, evidence shows that visitor bans severely negatively impact the mood and behaviour of residents, resulting in a significant increase in psychotropic medication use. Evidence also suggests that bans increased feelings of guilt, fear, worry and isolation in residents’ families and may have contributed to reported increases in staff workload, stress and burnout. This webinar will present international evidence around the implementation of safe visiting in care homes and provide recommendations for implementing safe visiting will be provided.

Contact: Kimberley Mepham (Email:


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