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National lockdown: Stay at Home

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

To find out the latest information and advice about coronavirus in Torbay see our coronavirus section.

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Care sector

Information to protect care homes, vulnerable and older people from Coronavirus in Torbay.

Following the announcement of a further lockdown from 5 January 2021, the guidance on visiting residents in care homes has changed - National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK.

The guidance relating to care home visits is as follows:

  • Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows.
  • Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed.
  • No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak.
  • You should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents cannot meet people indoors on a visit out (for example, to visit their relatives in the family home). There is separate guidance for those in supported living.


Care homes can also download and print the posters to display within their workspaces.

For more assets available to download go to Additional Resources

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