Visits to UK care homes to be allowed as lockdown eases, says Matt Hancock

Health secretary will permit indoor visits from one person from 8 March, raising safety concerns from some care operators

Care home residents in England will be allowed to receive indoor visits from one person from 8 March as lockdown restrictions start to be eased, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.

As the prime minister prepares to announce his “roadmap” out of lockdown, Hancock announced that each care home resident will be able to designate one person, who will be able to visit them regularly.

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