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Visiting care homes in lockdown

As we enter the third national lockdown announced on Monday 4 January 2021 there is a sense of déjà vu about life under the toughest restrictions and a real feeling of loss where some have had a taste of social…

Care in Lockdown 2

New Regulations and guidance regarding care home visits are in place governing the arrangements for lockdown 2. The key issues are set out below. Can visitors or residents go out during lockdown? As providers will be aware, leaving home without reasonable excuse…

HSE to commence spot checks of care homes

The HSE has explained that its programme of spot checks has been extended to include care homes, ‘a spot check is a phone call to review the measures being taken to minimise spread of coronavirus in the care home and…

DNACPR and planning for Covid-19

Within a few weeks of the pandemic taking hold in March 2020, concerns were already being voiced in many quarters about the use of “blanket DNACPR” decisions for groups of people, or decisions being made without discussion with residents, families…