In today's blog, DB Fire Safety Ltd. would like to bring you up-to-date in respect of how the law affects residents who want to smoke in residential care homes. As may already know, it is an individual's right to continue to smoke when in care.
According to the law, residential care homes are exempt from the smoke-free legislation. Although it is not a legal requirement, designated indoor smoking rooms and/or bedrooms can be made available for use by those residents wishing to smoke indoors. It is, however, not a legal requirement to provide a bedroom.
If a residential care home designates such a smoking room, the following requirements must be met.