Visitors to council-run care homes in East Lothian will be restricted to just two hours a day just two days a week from tomorrow.

As East Lothian introduces strict new guidelines to tackle the spread of coronavirus it has also decided to close day centres temporarily and suspend community support from Monday.

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership says visiting times at The Abbey, North Berwick, Crookston Care Home, Haddington and Eskgreen in Musselburgh, will be cut.

Visitors are being asked to attend between 2pm and 3pm or 7pm and 8pm on Wednesdays and Sundays only from tomorrow(THU).

Day centres and lunch clubs will also be suspended from Monday with resource services at Tynebank in Haddington, Port Seton and Fisherrow in Musselburgh suspended.

A spokesperson for the partnership said: "We are making arrangements with day centre staff and others to monitor and support people who use our services to offset the effects of the closure of day services.

"Arrangements will be made with the Resource Centre staff and others to provide support and to monitor clients to mitigate the effects of the closure of day services, ensuing priority clients have an individual support plan."

Home meals delivery services will continue to operate as normal.

The partnership added: "We know that many individual day centres and lunch clubs are making arrangements with their service-users for support while the clubs are closed. 

"Please speak to your day centre or lunch club about their plans."