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Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

20th August 2020

What is an acceptable room temperature for a Nursing Home?

What should room temperature be in a Care Nursing home ?

Dear P,

Thank you for your question. Rooms that are either too hot or too cold for certain groups of people can be dangerous so make sure that rooms have thermostats that can be adjusted to suit individual needs, preferences and the weather is important. A comfortable room temperature is around 18- 20 degrees. Some people may not be able to regulate their body temperature, so staff must check what the room temperature is frequently. It is also worth noting that portable fans are not to be used during an outbreak of any infectious disease including COVID as there is a risk of spread the virus. Public Health England has published useful information which I have attached here.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


What would you like to ask Sheila?

Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.








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