Latest update: 25 June
Residents can now visit friends and family members and stay overnight without having to self-isolate on their return.
The Government has released guidance to support further the easing of restrictions for care home residents, as announced in this press release.
Residents are now able to visit friends and family members out of their care home and stay overnight with them, subject to a risk assessment, without having to self-isolate on their return. This new measure is designed to make it easier for residents to spend more time with friends and family members.
All out of care home visits must be risk assessed. Visits deemed high-risk and overnight stays in a hospital will still result in the resident receiving 14 days of in-room care and support on their return to their care home.
Relaxing restrictions is welcome news for us all, but we are mindful to introduce these changes safely and fairly for all our residents and families. These changes to allow more visits create extra administration and responsibilities for our care homes. Please be patient with our teams in our care homes as they help to organise for visits to go ahead.