Care homes are to get tablet computers such as iPads to allow residents to see their families.
The devices would also allow care services such as speech therapy to take place remotely.
And plans are being finalised to resume face-to-face visiting, which will include routine testing of visitors.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced funding for tablets at her daily coronavirus briefing.
She said: “We know and understand how vital in-person visits are, both for residents and for their family members.
“For that reason we are currently finalising our plans to ensure that routine visits from designated visitors can take place as safely as possible.”
The First Minister added: “This funding will give care home residents an additional way of keeping in touch with family and friends and of receiving expert clinical advice.”