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Scotland moves to risk-assessed care home visits from Monday

Scotland will move to risk-assessed care home visits from Monday in updated guidance on visits and self-isolation in care homes in Scotland.

From Monday 24 January the Scottish Government will remove the limit on indoor gatherings to three households.

However, care homes should risk assess the group size of family and friend visitors should be risk assessed by care home staff to determine the number of visitors (including children) that a resident can have at any one time. The assessment should consider the built environment of the care home, including factors such as ventilation and size of the area where visiting will occur as well as staffing capacity to support such visits.

The guidance also includes visiting arrangements for visitors who visit someone who is COVID-19 positive and reductions in isolation periods.  

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