What is an Essential Family Carer (EFC) scheme and is it similar to the “essential care giver” allowed by the Government after 8 March 2021?

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What is an Essential Family Carer (EFC) scheme and is it similar to the “essential care giver” allowed by the Government after 8 March 2021?

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Latest UK Government advice, which applies from 8 March 2021, is that visiting should be supported and enabled wherever it is possible to do so safely, except where there is an active Covid-19 outbreak, in line with the guidance, Guidance on Care Home Visiting, updated on 5 March 2021, and within a care home environment that takes proportionate steps to manage risks. This guidance is available here.

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