A care home has created an indoor space which will allow residents to spend time with their loved ones throughout the winter.

Chorleywood Beaumont Care home has introduced a warm and Covid secure visiting suite which will mean their residents can still have catch-ups with their families and friends in the colder months.

The new room has an intercom system fitted and residents will be able to see their family and friends through a Perspex glass divider.

Barchester Healthcare, which runs the care home, says infection control protocols and safe social distancing are in place for every visit, including a hand sanitizer station before entry.

Cleaning at the care home will take place after each visit to ensure chairs, seats, hard surfaces including windowsills, and the Perspex glass divider are wiped down appropriately.

Over the summer, visitors have been able to meet care home residents outside.

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Diana Nica, general manager at Chorleywood Beaumont, said: "The visiting suite has been a much welcomed development for our residents to continue to receive much looked forward to visits from their loved ones, as the weather changes.

"The visiting suite visits are well organised, and a lot of safety measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe. It was wonderful to see how happy it made the residents and their relatives in a warm and cosy environment."