Visits out of the care home over the Christmas period - advice from the DHSC and NCF
The Department of Health & Social Care has published updated guidance on how to safely support residents making visits out of the care home – including over the Christmas period.
Prior to the announcement over the weekend (19 December), the planned relaxation for Christmas would have enabled some care home residents to undertake an outward visit from the care home for a Christmas gathering. Following recent developments, changes have been required to that policy.
Read the full guidance/advice that was updated on 22/12/20 here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arrangements-for-visiting-out-of-the-care-home/visits-out-of-care-homes
The National CareForum (NCF) has issued this advice to providers based on the guidance.