Infection control in care homes is key to keeping residents and staff safe and happy. Outbreaks of a disease can be unpleasant for all, but for the most vulnerable, they can be life-threatening. Whilst infection control has always been of paramount importance in care homes in the UK, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it even more vital. Although all age groups are at risk of developing Covid-19, older people face a substantial risk of severe illness if they contract the disease. This due to physiological changes that occur with ageing, as well as underlying health conditions.