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Family of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visits

Pilot scheme could put an end to distressing restrictions on access to loved ones, government says

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Family and friends of people living in care homes will get access to regular testing to allow them to visit their loved ones, the government has said.

A pilot scheme launching on Monday will take place in 20 care homes across Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall. But the plan will be rolled out to other regions before Christmas, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

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