More visitors allowed in care homes as lockdown restrictions are eased

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Anyone who has a relative in a care home will tell you just how much they've missed the physical touch of a loved one during the dark days of the pandemic.

So for residents at Laurel Lodge in Norwich there were plently of smiles as they were allowed to hold hands for the first time in months. It comes as the rules were relaxed to allow regular visits from two people

None of the residents at this home have caught the virus during the pandemic. Visitors must still be covid tested and wear protective equipment.

Laurel Lodge care home manager Danielle Bullent won a national Workforce Heroes award from Quinyx in recognition of her help towards residents and their families during lockdown.