But the term 'risk' is not useful in a situation where Covid-19 is practically becoming endemic in any event. I think we need to start using terms like 'accepted risk' instead.
I agree with you @Palerider There are homes - like my Mum's - who have been allowing relatives inside the home, there are homes that have designated relatives as 'essential care providers/key workers' and provided them with tests, and there are others that have done very little to accommodate visits. I've posted on another thread that more should be done to establish what the 'barriers' are in those homes that are not allowing visits - if some homes are managing to come up with workable solutions within the 'guidance' then why aren't others doing so? In terms of risk assessment, you need to have a decent understanding of how to identify & mitigate potential risks, and determine acceptable risks, when preparing a risk assessment so perhaps this experience is lacking in some areas?
Edit: This Guardian article highlights some of the disparities, with some care homes wanting to arrange visits but their Director of Public Health is advising them not to, and it also mentions a care home which is allowing touching & kissing (through PPE): https://www.theguardian.com/society...ness-on-death-certificates-but-it-is-a-killer