Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th February 2021.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing the covid-19 care home visiting guidance once care home staff and residents have received their full dosage of the covid-19 vaccine.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

This is an unprecedented global pandemic and we are constantly reviewing our guidance in line with policy changes, based at all times on the best scientific advice.

We have been consistently clear in our messaging that everyone must continue to follow the rules to protect the NHS and save lives, even after they have been vaccinated.

We recognise how important it is to allow care home residents to meet their loved ones safely. We will be looking to enable a wider range of visiting arrangements when it is safe to do so. We will publish updated guidance as this period of national lockdown ends.

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