Guidance: Arrangements for visiting out of the care home

Department Of Health

April 7
09:31 2021


This guidance applies to residential care settings for older people and adults of working age. It sets out:

  • how visits out of a care home can take place
  • steps to reduce risk around a visit out
  • the role of the provider in supporting outward visiting
  • the need for individual risk assessments
Published 1 December 2020
Last updated 7 April 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated to include more information about steps that should be taken to reduce the risks around a visit out of the care home.

  2. Updated to reflect information published in the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021' roadmap on 22 February.

  3. Guidance updated in line with the national restrictions introduced on 6 January.

  4. Updated to include information about visiting out of care homes in Tier 4.

  5. First published.

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