Phased return to visiting in adult care home services

10 August 2020 – SCI

On 08.08.2020, the Scottish Government published updated guidance on the further relaxing of visiting in adult care homes.

From 10.08.2020, care home residents can have up to three outdoor visitors from no more than two households provided their home meets strict criteria, with infection control measures remaining in place.

Care home providers have also been asked to develop plans on how they can safely allow one designated indoor visitor for residents within their homes. These plans must meet certain criteria, and be submitted and signed off by the relevant health board’s Director of Public Health.

The Scottish Government issued a letter to every adult care home in Scotland with further details of what this will mean for them which can be found here.

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