Care Homes: Visits

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th March 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Hayman of Ullock Baroness Hayman of Ullock Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce a timetable for the re-introduction of close contact care home visits in England.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

New visiting arrangements will start on 8 March. From then, every care home resident will be able to nominate one named person who can have regular, indoor visits. Those with highest care needs can also nominate an ‘essential family carer’.

We will continue to look carefully at the latest data and set out plans for the next phase of visits for people in residential care.

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