It is important that family are able to visit their relatives and loved ones in care homes and so I was pleased that the Covid-19 Winter Plan allows visits from 2 family members if they have received a negative test.
Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle)
"I welcome the change that will allow people in care homes to be visited by two members of their family, who will be tested twice a week. Can the Prime Minister ensure that care homes promote visiting and that there is a register that really calls out those care homes that do not allow it?"
The Prime Minister
"Care homes should follow their own instincts about the wellbeing of their residents. They should follow all the procedures that we have set out and make use of lateral flow testing and other types of protection to ensure that people can see their loved ones and hug them. That is what the people of this country want and that many families across this country want to see. That is what this Government are providing for."