Isolation rule for care home visits has been relaxed, according to Covid.


The most recent Covid news is that the isolation rule for care home visits has been relaxed.

Because of staff shortages and problems discharging patients from the hospital, social care isolation rules have been reduced.

Previously, if a care home had at least two Covid cases, control measures were implemented for 28 days, such as banning new admissions and indoor visitors except those with essential caregiver status.

This has now been reduced to 14 days, allowing more family members to visit loved ones while also assisting NHS services in safely discharging patients.

It comes with increased outbreaks, problems accessing tests, and delayed results, as well as staff isolating or off sick with Covid.

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The Department of Health and Social Care has stated that the change will be monitored.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have done everything we can to protect those receiving care, with measures based on the most up-to-date scientific and expert advice,” a spokesman said.

“Outbreak restrictions have been changed, reducing the period from 28 to 14 days.

“We keep these measures under constant review to ensure that we continue to protect residents’ lives, health, and well-being, and we fully understand the impact of isolation and the importance of companionship on physical and mental well-being.”

According to Stephen Chandler, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, providers across England have been reporting absences of 5% to 10% of their workforce.


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