Out of home visits for residents

Care home residents are now able to participate in out-of-home visits without having to isolate on their return for low risk activities including walks in places such as parks, public gardens and beaches.

Residents will not need to test before or after visiting out and will not need to self-isolate on return. If any resident becomes symptomatic following a visit, they should be tested and self-isolate as per usual and then please contact your local HPT.

Further information about the visiting out announcement can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arrangements-for-visiting-out-of-the-care-home/visits-out-of-care-homes-supplementary-guidance

Where visits are accompanied by either a care worker, nominated visitor or essential care giver, they should follow their relevant testing regime. Further information about relevant testing regimes can be found here:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/969406/Adult_Social_Care_Testing_Guidance_visual_v1203.pdf

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