Care home visiting restrictions eased from 12 April

The Government is planning to allow care home residents to have 2 regular, indoor visitors from 12 April including babies and children.

Currently people in care homes can only have one face-to-face visitor, but this will be extended to two as part of the next step in releasing us from lockdown.

They will be able to hold hands – but visitors must be tested and wear PPE.

Residents could meet grandchildren for the first time, as visitors will also be able to bring babies and young children with them.

The government has now said that from 12 April – which is the date for the planned next step of lifting lockdown – visitor numbers can be increased because of a drop in community infection rates and the vaccine rollout.

Read the current rules on care home visits



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