Widely known as 'Freedom Day', 19th July will see a number of significant coronavirus restrictions lifted across England, but guidance still remains in place to protect those in care homes and community care settings.
PPE must still be worn for care home visits
Whilst the requirement to wear face coverings in public spaces is being lifted from 19th July, face masks and PPE will still need to be worn inside care homes, and visitors will still need a negative rapid test result for Covid-19 before they can enter the home. The government guidance on this has not changed.
Care home visitors are also still being advised to keep close personal contact to a minimum, and to stay socially distanced from other residents, visitors and members of staff.