Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult care homes visiting guidance

Guidance on visiting during the pandemic plus tools and resources on visiting, and supporting residents in homes with COVID-19.

This document is part of 2 collections


Guidance updates

Public Health Scotland have updated their COVID-19 guidance for care homes. There used to be two guidance documents - one for older people care homes and another for social, community and residential care services, which laterally included younger adult care homes. These documents have been combined into the one guidance document for COVID-19 for social care settings. This provides information on COVID-19 measures to support visiting.

ARHAI Scotland have also published Appendix 22 - Community IPC COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance a details the COVID-19 pandemic measures still in place for all adult social care settings including care homes. It replaces the IPC Winter Respiratory Addendum and should be used by all social care settings.

Open with Care - supporting meaningful contact in adult care homes

We published Open with Care: supporting meaningful contact in adult care homes – principles on 1 June 2022. It is an update of the original Open with Care guidance  published in February 2021. It details the expectation and principles for visiting in adult care homes, including during outbreaks. It also provides and overview of the current guidance. An easy read version of Open with Care: visiting in adult care homes guidance is also available. In addition to this a leaflet has been produced to support families and friends to visit individuals who live in adult care homes. Paper copies of these leaflets were sent to care homes. 

We published Scotland’s Strategic framework update for tackling COVID-19 on 22 February 2022 sets out a vision for adult care homes

More guidance on visiting and protective measures during outbreaks

Care homes

General public

Letters to the sector and additional supporting information

Letters to the sector and additional supporting information

Open with Care – poster for care homes – 24 February 2021

Infographics and resources

Assessing and managing older care home residents in acute and emergency care settings - poster

Assessing and managing older care home residents in acute and emergency care settings – video script

Best practice for detecting and managing Covid in care homes – poster: July 2021

Best practice for detecting and managing covid in care homes – video script

Contact

Email: CareHomesCPAG@gov.scot

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