Restrictions in nursing homes due to the coronavirus


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The Vice Presidency and Ministry of Equality suggests that users of residences for the elderly, functional diversity and mental health cannot make outings without overnight stays during the Christmas season when the alert level one of coronavirus in the local environment of the center.

However, residents of functional diversity and mental health centers may go on vacation for a period equal to or greater than seven days.

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This is how the resolution proposal that the Ministry has presented this Saturday at the Interdepartmental Table for Prevention and Action before wl Covid-19, to which Europa Press has had access, and which is expected to be published next week.

The draft draws different restriction scenarios based on the alert levels in which each territorial unit is, “according to the epidemiological situation of the local environment of the center.” As explained this Saturday by the Minister of Universal Health, Ana BarcelóAfter the Interdepartmental Table, “the Valencian Community continues to have a high risk level (three) in an important part of the departments.”

In this context, during the Christmas period, the Equality proposal establishes that, when the alert level is one, departures without overnight stay are allowed in the centers for the elderly with professional, family or guardian accompaniment or close contact with prior authorization from the center.

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The exit will be restricted to a single address, maintaining a bubble of stable coexistence, and they will not be able to go to establishments or public spaces where the sanitary measures. They will not be able to have contact with people from other coexistence groups.

The same applies to users of social health centers of functional diversity or mental health, although in this case the restriction to a single address, a single bubble of stable coexistence and not going to establishments and spaces without guarantees of sanitary measures is a recommendation.

Also, residents of the three types of centers may go on vacation, but only for seven days or more and requesting it in advance. In the case of the elderly, the exit will be restricted to a single address, maintaining the stable coexistence bubble and they should not have encounters with people outside the coexistence group or go to establishments or public spaces where the sanitary measure.

For their readmission, they will have to undergo tests of coronavirus and undergo preventive isolation. They will not be able to join the center if they test positive for Covid-19.

For alert level two, the draft of the Ministry allows ordinary visits in the centers for the elderly without cases of coronavirus, but ordinary departures and departures without overnight will not be authorized. Ordinary visits are suspended in functional diversity or mental health centers.

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In the case of senior centers, the holiday outing protocol will not be in force either. Thus, it is established that “contact with family members and guardians or close friends through telematic means will be especially guaranteed or, failing that, more personalized telephone information will be provided to the family or close friend on the resident’s situation.”

For users of functional diversity and mental health centers, vacation trips can be made, only for a period of seven days or more. Upon readmission, a diagnostic test for active infection will be performed, which must be negative and an isolation of ten days.

From alert level three, ordinary visits are not allowed, departures without an overnight stay may not be made and, for centers for the elderly, the holiday departures protocol will not be in force either. Yes, residents of mental health and functional diversity centers may go on vacation for seven days or more.

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