Care homes to get more coronavirus tests so residents can scrap social distancing with up to two visitors who each get swabbed twice a week
- Rapid testing is already being trialled in Devon, Cornwall and Hampshire
- If a visitor regularly tests negative they could hold hands with home resident
- During the first wave care homes were barred from having any visitors at all
- In-home carers will also get regular free tests to take at home from today
Care home coronavirus testing could be expanded to allow each resident to have two visitors each who get swabbed twice a week so they can visit without social distancing.
The Government is considering plans to offer swab tests to two people per resident to try and