On 17 June 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) updated its guidance on ‘Visiting arrangements in care homes’.
The guidance has been updated to reflect the following:
- Care home residents should isolate following a visit only where it includes an overnight stay in hospital, or is deemed high-risk following an individual risk assessment.
- Residents no longer should isolate on admission into the care home from the community.
- Every resident can nominate an essential care giver.
A copy of the updated guidance can be accessed at the following link: