DHSC announces easing of care homes restrictions amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSC announces easing of care homes restrictions amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that care home residents will be allowed more low risk out of home visits without needing to self-isolate upon return. From 4 May 2021, residents will be allowed to visit their family’s garden or take a walk with a care worker or visitor. According to DHSC, the change in policy reflects the fall in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. DHSC confirmed that updated guidance will be published in due course.

In addition, care home residents will have to be accompanied by a care worker or a nominated visitor for any outdoor activities or visits. Also, all activities should take place outdoors and the use of public transport should be avoided, where possible.

Source: Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home

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