A FAMILY run exhibition and events company from Worcestershire has created ‘Covid safe care cabins’ for residents to use in care homes so they can see their families during the pandemic.

The sheltered cabins have been designed specifically for care home visits, and have a separate entry for visitors and residents with a Covid-safe divide.

The cabins, which can be fitted in gardens, includes a central dividing wall with a Perspex central viewing window allowing visitors to talk to the residents whilst keeping within a safe environment.

The firm behind the plan, the Iguana Group, based in Wychbold, was founded in 1993 by Worcester-based businessman Chris Murphy.

Managing director Ben Murphy, said: “The events sector has been heavily hit during coronavirus, and we ourselves have not delivered a project since March this year. “Obviously this has been a very real struggle for us.

“These are hard times for care homes, and we believe our service can help loved ones meet their relatives in a safe environment. These cabins are homely and comfortable, and when coronavirus is over the care homes can keep them as a summer house.

“Our aim is to offer care homes the full end-to-end service without the need for them to lift a finger.”

The Iguana Group is working with a company called Dunster House on the project.

“We’re working with a tried and tested supplier of ready-to-build wooden care cabins,” said Ben. “We also partnered with a company called Southall and Rush who we have worked with for some time in the exhibitions industry.

Founder Chris Murphy said: “These last six months have been a challenging period for the industry. It’s very satisfying that we are now able to redirect our skills to assist the community.

“We have our first order for a Care Home in Surrey which will be installed in the coming weeks, and several other homes we are in discussions with.”

Email enquiries@iguanagroup.co.uk for more details.