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Care home residents will be able to leave their home for low-risk trips without having to self-isolate for 14 days afterwards, the government says.
The rules will be relaxed in England from Tuesday, allowing for walks or garden visits without self-isolation.
The government says a fall in Covid cases means it is “much safer” for care home residents to go outside.
The charity John’s Campaign says it is a “chink of light” for residents and their families.
But co-founder Julia Jones said she wanted to see the full guidance before making a decision about the charity’s threat