Limits on the number of named visitors to care homes in England are to end as part of the final step out of lockdown the PM has announced.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement during an update on the planned ending of COVID restrictions on 19 July at 5pm today.
As part of a ‘five-point plan for living with COVID’, the PM said: “We will lift the limit on name visits to care homes.”
The final stage of England’s roadmap, which is subject to review on 12 July, also includes the ending of legal limits on people gathering for indoor and outdoor events, and lifting legal requirements on face mask wearing and social distancing.
Mr Johnson also confirmed that vulnerable adults, including care home residents, will receive booster vaccinations in September as recommended by the JCVI last week.
A further 27,334 cases were reported across the UK today, along with another nine deaths within 28 days of a positive test.