Care Home Residents

People admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate if they have a negative PCR test and are not showing Covid symptoms.

The Scottish government has issued new guidelines to care home operators on patients transferring from hospitals.

It says, to avoid isolation, people must not have been exposed to coronavirus in the previous 14 days.

The isolation period for residents testing positive – and close contacts – is also being cut from 14 days to 10.

Previously, residents automatically had to self-isolate for two weeks after a hospital transfer.