Family testing 18th December, 2020 As you will no doubt have seen in the news, access to care homes for visits is soon to be opened up, with testing for relatives to be introduced in the next few weeks. This is fantastic news. We are actively reviewing how we can facilitate this testing and enable as many visitors as safely as possible. As you are aware, we are already testing staff and residents on a frequent basis and this additional testing will be most welcome - but it will take some planning. We plan to implement these testing kits by the week commencing 4th January. We are using the time before this date to plan their implementation. As such, we ask you to bear with us as we assess the impact of these changes and make sure that we have all the systems in place to ensure that we can deliver this in the most practical, safe and undisruptive way. We will be in touch with you all in the coming days to update you on our new systems and to start to organise increased visiting. Please be reassured that, as always, the safety of our residents is our primary concern. We appreciate your ongoing support at this time. You can find more information about our three care homes with nursing here.