Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits
The Department for Health and Social Care has issued guidance for people living in care homes regarding visits out of their home. This took effect on Tuesday 4 May and this guidance will be revise in 2 weeks’ time.
Residents can leave their care homes to visit a friend or family member’s garden, or go on walks in public places, such as parks, public gardens and beaches, and do not have to self-isolate when they return.
Residents must be accompanied by either a care worker or nominated visitor and follow the government guidelines of washing hands regularly, keeping socially distanced and remaining outside in line with step two of the roadmap.