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Thank you. On this basis he has no rights to regulate access to your grandmother. You may wish to consider contacting social services at the council local to your grandmothers property and ask to speak to the social work that is in charge of your grandmother's care provision (if there is one or failing which the duty social worker) and raise a concern of abuse. Abuse need not be physical but also includes inappropriately restricting or regulating who a person sees.
I do not suggest the following will be the case here but one explanation might be that he has managed to get your grandmother to change her will in his favour and is concerned to restrict access to her to ensure that his actions are not discovered or compromised. Of course the reason may be entirely different. There are obviously legitimate covid concerns of spreading infection at present.
Social services can attend and carry out a full inspection and enquiry as regards ***** ***** care needs and ensure she is aware of your wish to visit. You may be able to work with social services to arrange an appropriate visit with your grandmother.
If you go to see her, he has no property rights or attorney rights from what you say so he has no power to regulate entry or involve the police. There are legitimate issue with regard to covid infection prevention which you may need to address. If he is there it is also true to say of course that he could cause a scene. If possible it may be better to time a visit when he is not there if his movements are known. If there is a confrontation, it would be best to stay calm. You could record any incident using a smartphone which may cause him to regulate his behaviour a little more.
If you believe there may be a scene it may be better to consider making contact with social services and work through them.
I hope you are able to arrange access either directly or via social services.
It may change your grandmother being able to speak her mind on the matter of your visit, but it does not change your uncles legal position discussed above or the manner in which you might go about arranging the visit.
I'm glad the above was of some assistance. All the best