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UK Government Advice 


The guidance released for Scotland follows the First Minister’s Parliamentary COVID-19 statement from March 31st 2022 relating to further population-based guidance and measures to stem the flow of transmission of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The letter introduces two new statutory Health and Social Care Standards to strengthen rights for people living in adult care homes to have visits and care from their loved ones.

You can download and read the letter here.


There are no nationally set direct restrictions on visiting in care homes.

We expect and encourage providers to facilitate visits wherever possible, and to do so in a risk-managed way.

Guidance on visiting care homes England - Visit website 

Government Covid 19 advice for those who provide unpaid care (23 Nov 2021) - Visit website

Visits to Care Homes Wales (24 November 21) - Visit website