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Trips out without isolating on return!

The Government released new guidance on the 1st May 2021 in relation to Residents being able to leave Care Homes for out-of-Home visits for low-risk visits without the need to self-isolate on their return. Residents will be able to visit their family’s garden or take a walk with a care worker or named visitor to places such as parks, public gardens, and beaches. This guidance came into effect on Tuesday 4th May 2021.

We can now facilitate trips out for Residents when they go with one of their two Nominated Visitors so long as some basic infection control and common sense rules are followed. No self-isolation on return to the home will be needed. We ask that both the Resident and the family or friend follow Government rules regarding hand washing, social distancing, and remaining outside and that if they share a car, face masks are worn by everybody in the car.

What do the new rules for England mean?

  • Only trips deemed as low-risk - to places such as gardens or parks - are exempt from the isolation rule
  • Residents will also be allowed to vote in person in the local elections on Thursday
  • Residents must be accompanied by a member of staff or nominated visitor and they have to follow social distancing at all times
  • They cannot meet in groups or go indoors - apart from using toilets - and public transport should be avoided
  • Overnight trips are not allowed and residents will have to self-isolate after attending medical appointments

Thank you for your continued support as we all slowly get used to our new normal, Please get in touch for more information.