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Visiting care homes during coronavirus

By July 27, 2020National News

Published 22nd July 

Care home residents are set to be reunited with friends and family as visits begin again following the publication of new guidance on 22nd July. 

The isolating effects of lockdown have been difficult for residents and families, but the rate of community transmission has fallen and care homes can now arrange visits based on new guidance to limit further outbreaks, and protect staff and residents. 

These arrangements will be based on the advice set out in new guidance to limit any further outbreaks and protect staff and residents. 

Local directors of public health will lead assessments on visiting within their local authority. They will be expected to take a measured, risk-assessed approach, considering the situation in specific care homes as well as the community context, including any local outbreaks. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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