Previously, most households stopped routine visits until the outbreaks were over. r.
The Scottish government has said the change will balance the need for infection prevention and control with the "wider well-being " of residents.
He said added that the new rule applies when an Outbreak and "Controlled " care centers have been given a guidance note to help them plan for such scenarios.
This is in consultation with local health protection teams.
Last week, Public Health Scotland released guidelines that residents could receive a designated person visit when they are self-isolating, such as after a hospital stay or if they are in close contact with someone who tests positive.
'Anguish and Distress '
Meanwhile, Social Affairs Minister Kevin Stewart reaffirmed the government 's commitment to introduce "Anne ' s Law " , to allow people who live in care homes to choose one or more people to support them in their health and well-being, as requested by Care Home Relatives Scotland.
The Minister of Social Affairs Kevin Stewart said the gThe Scottish government was still determined to introduce Anne 's Act, which would give appointed visitors the same rights of access to nursing homes as staff.
He said: "All along of the pandemic, our top priority in nursing homes has been to protect and protect staff and residents from infection - but that sometimes meant residents were cut off from loved ones, which we know, caused anguish and distress. for many.
"We will further strengthen the rights of residents in adult residential facilities through the introduction of Anne's Law and a consultation outlining our aspirations for Anne's Law Anne and seeking views on how best to make it work in practice will be published shortly. "
Advice for residents, family and friends will be available soon at NHS website inform .