Care home residents will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days after meeting people outside their homes despite the June 21 freedoms delay
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Rules for care home residents who must self-isolate after being visited outside their homes will be relaxed in England from June 21 as planned, the government has announced.
The change comes despite delays in lifting other Covid restrictions on June 21.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tonight that the easing of coronavirus restrictions will be postponed for a month.
However, the delay will not affect care home residents who meet people outside their homes.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said: ‘The requirement for residents to self-isolate for 14 days after out-of-care home visits will also be removed in most cases.
It is not yet confirmed which cases will still require 14 days of isolation.
However, officials have advised that nursing home residents will not need to self-isolate at all after visits outside their homes, but may need to after hospital visits.
More detailed guidelines are expected to be issued by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Boris Johnson extended the lockdown beyond June 21 during a Downing Street press this evening amid spiraling coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
Infections rose 49% in a week, with the Delta Covid variant – first identified in India – making up the vast majority of new cases.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations also increased by 15% in one week.