I’ve heard about an Essential Family Carer (EFC) scheme — could we introduce one in a Covid-19 high alert area this winter?

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I’ve heard about an Essential Family Carer (EFC) scheme — could we introduce one in a Covid-19 high alert area this winter?

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Latest Government advice is that visiting should be supported and enabled wherever it is possible to do so safely, in line with the guidance, Visiting Care Homes During COVID-19, updated 1 December 2020, and within a care home environment that takes proportionate steps to manage risks.

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