The Scottish Government has published guidance on the return of health and social care and other professionals / services to adult care homes.  The guidance also provides advice about residents leaving the care home for day or  overnight visits, group, communal activities and residential respite care during the pandemic.

The recommendation is that, from 7 September, non-essential services should be able to resume visiting residents in care homes.   This is provided relevant risk assessments have been undertaken by care homes and approved by the local Director of Public Health (or delegated representative).