Restrictions for care homes will be easing on Monday 31st January.
These changes to adult social care means that care home residents will be allowed an unlimited number of visitors.
In addition to this, there will be a reduced isolation period following a COVID-19 infection for those receiving care.
Care homes will now only have to follow outbreak management rules for 14 days instead of 28 days.
The restrictions are being eased due to the success of the booster programme.
85% of all care home residents in the UK have now had their booster vaccinations.
The latest data from the UK Security Health Agency showed that protection has increased to 95% two weeks after it has been administered.
From Wednesday 16th February, care home staff will be asked to use LFD tests before a shift.
This is replacing the current requirement of weekly PCR tests.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, said: “I know how vital care home companionship is to those living in care homes and the positive difference visits make, which is why we continued to allow three named visitors and an essential care given under Plan B.”