Castilla-La Mancha limits visits to nursing homes to two hours once a week to stop the Covid


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The Ministry of Health has approved measures for social service centres, services and establishments in the territorial scope of the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha to deal with the health crisis caused by Covid-19. Thus, limits the number of visits to one per resident per week, and a maximum duration of two hours.

This is stated in the resolution of said ministry published this Tuesday in the Official Gazette of Castilla-La Mancha and collected by Europa Press, which indicates that these measures will be in force from this Wednesday until next February 1.

As reported on Tuesday by the regional government, after the weekend a total of 148 social health centers in Castilla-La Mancha have confirmed positive cases for coronavirusus among residents.

Specifically 51 in the province of Toledo, 30 in Guadalajara, 27 in Cuenca, 20 in Ciudad Real and 20 in Albacete. Confirmed cases among residents are 1,445.

For this reason, it has determined that the case of visits and outings in residences for the elderly, homes for the elderly, homes for people with disabilities and care centers for people with severe disabilities, must be managed by appointment with the centerThe.

A record will be kept of the departures, as well as of their return and of all the visitors, in which the identification and contact data of the visitor are recorded, so that in the event of an outbreak, traceability can be carried out.

Visits and outings of people positive for the virus, who have had close contact with a positive person or have symptoms compatible with the disease are suspended.

Exits in residences for the elderly for a duration of less than seven days are also suspended. Upon return to the center, PDIA must be performed.

On the other hand, new admissions, readmissions, transfers and temporary stays in residences for the elderly, homes for the elderly, homes for people with disabilities and care centers for people with severe disabilities will continue as normal.

A diagnostic test for active infection (PDIA) will be carried out on people who enter or re-enter the center.

If it is positive, said person will be isolated in the facilities of the center under the usual conditions in terms of precautions and time of said isolation, as well as the communication of said result to the health authority.

This test will be carried out by the center, and the rapid antigen test may be used as such.

However, all people who re-enter or re-enter the center and have a negative PDIA at the time of admission will remain in quarantine for five days, performing a new PDIA at the end of the quarantine.

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In relation to the activity in the Day Centers for the elderly and people with disabilities, Day Stay Services, Centers for the Elderly and Retired Homes, as well as Services for the Promotion of Personal Autonomy, people who present clinical picture compatible with coronavirus infection or have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case.

The occupation of 100% of the places will be maintained to the extent that it is possible to respect the safety, self-protection and mandatory social distancing conditions contained in the Contingency Plan.

They will continue to apply the rules, protocols and agreements approved and included in the Center’s Contingency Plan in their operations.

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Regarding direct care personnel, it is recommended that, for seven days, those workers who return from permits and vacations (for a period greater than fifteen days) are not in contact with non-vaccinated residents, and that their reincorporation be carried out a PDA.

Similarly, from Health it is recommended that unvaccinated workers not be assigned the care of unvaccinated residents and, where appropriate, those who have not yet completed the vaccination schedule.

In the case of workers who refuse the vaccine or who have not completed their vaccination, daily temperature control and diagnostic tests for active infection (PDIA) will be carried out twice a week, as a specific risk assessment and prevention measure. in these working people.

These measures will be reviewed fortnightly based on the evolution of the general epidemiological situation and the particular situation of residences for the elderly.

This resolution will be transferred to the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha, in accordance with the provisions of article 10.8 of Law 29/1998, of July 13, regulating the Jurisdiction Contentious-administrative, for the ratification of those measures that could affect fundamental rights.

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