Update to care home visiting arrangements

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:

  1.  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.
  2. Residents no longer should isolate on admission into the care home from the community.
  3. Every resident can nominate an essential care giver.


A copy of the updated guidance can be accessed at the following link:


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