Vaccine experts have called for patience and said the priority list is designed to be flexible, as it was suggested that care home residents will not be included in the first wave of the rollout.
Coronavirus testing for care home visitors will be available across Scotland from mid-December, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Care home providers have appealed for patience after the Government said a mass roll-out of rapid result tests would enable residents to receive visitors by Christmas.
More than a million coronavirus tests are being rolled out to care homes in England enabling visitors with a negative result to see their loved ones this Christmas, the Government has announced.
Relatives of all care home residents in England will be able to visit them over the Christmas period if they test negative for coronavirus, the Government has announced.
Care home residents will be able to exercise their competitive streaks in sessions of “slipper soccer” and seated volleyball through an “on-demand” streaming service launching on Friday.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced plans to set up an inquiry about the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s care homes but warned it will not be done quickly.
Relatives of care home residents in England will be able to hug their loved ones before Christmas if they test negative for coronavirus and wear protective equipment, the Government has pledged.
Discharging hospital patients who are infected with coronavirus into care homes has always been allowed in “exceptional circumstances”, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.
An academic whose wife is in a care home has begun a legal fight in a bid to ensure she gets visits tailored to her needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
A care group has questioned the fairness of a watchdog’s inspections approach during the coronavirus pandemic after it emerged local authority homes are far less likely to be inspected than private ones.
Testing of care home residents and staff is to be expanded as part of research into the immune response of vulnerable groups to Covid-19.
The Government must rapidly make more funding available if it is to make good its pledge that all care homes will be able to receive visitors by Christmas, care bosses say.
A care home group has enabled almost 300 residents to be cared for by their family members through an enhanced visiting scheme that launched in August.
The Government is conducting a care home visiting pilot and hopes that testing for visitors will be in place for all care homes in England “by Christmas”.
The Scottish Government is being urged to provide evidence to show that patients transferred from hospitals to care homes during the coronavirus pandemic were moved lawfully.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would not rule out "hyper-localised" lockdowns in future but admitted it would be difficult to maintain.
Care homes will be given iPads to help residents keep in contact with family and friends, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
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 where relatives of care home residents will be tested for coronavirus before visiting loved ones will start in days, the Government has said.
Legal action has been launched by the City watchdog against two individuals and one company over investments in care homes thought to have left investors with at least £30 million in losses.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of kicking the Scottish Parliament’s call for an immediate public inquiry into the coronavirus care home “scandal” into the long grass.
Care home residents in England will be limited to a maximum of two regular visitors, with meetings taking place outdoors “wherever possible”, the Government has announced.
The Government has come under renewed criticism over the paucity of its guidance on safe visits to care homes as England enters its second national lockdown.
Allowing people to visit relatives in care homes through windows or in outdoor settings has been dismissed as “warm words” by care experts, who have criticised the new Government guidance.
Care home visitors will be encouraged to meet their loved ones through a window or in an outside setting under new Government guidelines.
Opposition parties at Holyrood have united to demand the Scottish Government holds an immediate public inquiry into coronavirus deaths in care homes.
Close family and friends of care home residents will be allowed to continue visiting them during England’s second national lockdown.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced a plan to try to help the social care sector prepare for winter in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Families of elderly care home residents have said visits must continue during the second lockdown in England because it is “essential” for their mental health.