In an updated response to the escalating coronavirus crisis, Jewish Care has suspended all visits to its care homes.
Exceptions will be made only for relatives visiting loved ones receiving end of life care and visiting medical professionals.
In another revision, relatives and supporters have been told: "Do not bring children under the age of 12 into any of our resources."
Accepting that the moves will be distressing for relatives, the charity has said it will endeavour to facilitate phone calls, Skype or Face Time communications with loved ones.
Chief executive Daniel Carmel-Brown said: "Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of those in our care, and we will continue to do all we can to help prevent any outbreak or spread of the virus.”