Relaxation In Care Home Visiting Rules
Changes have now been made to the rules on visiting care homes with the result that:
- there is now no limit on the number of visitors allowed at care homes
- essential care givers can keep visiting during a Covid outbreak
- residents no longer need to test or self-isolate following normal visits out
- isolation periods for those in care following an emergency hospital visit have been reduced from 14 days to a maximum of 10 days
The latest government guidance on care home visiting can be seen here.
NHS Covid Pass Update
Since 27 January, it is no longer mandatory for venues to require attendees to demonstrate their COVID-19 status. However, some venues or events may still choose to require proof of COVID-19 status as a condition of entry to reduce risk for attendees and staff proof may also be necessary when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. The government have updated the guidance on the NHS Covid pass and have included details about the information needed to prove the identity of children aged 12 and over to get a digital NHS COVID Pass for international travel which becomes available from 3 February 2022. For full details please see here.