David Davis suggests mandatory jabs under consideration by the government could be struck down by courts.
Residents will be able to hold hands with their nominated loved one, but hugging and kissing will be banned.
Care homes have already seen some staff are unable or unwilling to get the Covid-19 jab – and bosses can't afford to take any risks.
The Chandler Arms is serving up cider, Bailey's and wine alongside nibbles and nuts.
NHS boss Sir Simon Stevens says the government needs regulator's approval to split packs of 975 people's doses so jab can be sent to care homes.
This is the heartwarming moment Betty Meredith, 91, surprises her husband Kenneth, 96, in his care home after being more than a month apart due to the pandemic.
Official data suggests sector continues to be a hotspot for Covid-19.
The government has issued an alert calling for action.
The government has announced two new "life-saving" tests for Covid-19 and flu, which can give results in 90 minutes.
Visits had been stopped due to coronavirus, and will now involve face coverings and social distancing measures.