Great news @Palerider, hopefully you will get an early appointment to see your Mum. There has been a fair amount of media coverage in this last week of the effect on residents and of course their family. Hopefully that will kick-start lifting of restrictions.
Sorry to hear about your situation @Lynmax, as you allude hopefully the position will change when the local infection rate reduces.
I hope blanket banning of visiting falls by the way as it's just not appropriate. Yes its complex because there are different residents with different needs in CH's, but making blanket decisions is not workable unless they can be absolutely justified -and I haven't seen any evidence of that so far. But there is much yet to be debated and agreed on around this problem. I am hoping the forthcoming judicial review manages to reach a decision on what should be done for those in care, because currently most of the restrictions have not been person centred but focussed on fragmented guidance from many organisations and based on infection control measures only. In an ideal world its fine to say no visiting/ lockdown -but we don't live in an ideal world. There are lots of questions to be asked and answered on this so that those in care and their families can get on with ther lives as best they can.