Covid in Scotland: Visitors and hugs return to Scottish care homes
Care home residents in Scotland have been reunited with their loved ones as restrictions on indoor visiting are relaxed.
For the first time in almost a year, a small number of visitors have been welcomed inside care homes and allowed to hug their family member.
New Scottish government guidelines allow residents to pick two visitors who can each attend once a week.
However some care home owners have chosen not to fully loosen the rules.
Care home visiting has been tightly restricted since death rates in care homes soared in the early stages of the pandemic.
But almost all residents and staff have now had their first dose of the vaccine and care home coronavirus deaths have fallen by 62% in the last three weeks.
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