NEW HEALTH PROTOCOL IN EHPAD
AFP has obtained a copy of the new health protocol which enters into force this Wednesday in France. According to him, the measures to protect residents implemented in nursing homes, independent residences and establishments for disabled people are now “the same as in the general population”.
As a result, visits from relatives can now take place without prior appointment, in the room as well as in collective spaces. However, a traceability register is maintained. Group meals, meals with relatives and group activities in the interior and exterior spaces of the establishment are no longer the subject of specific recommendations. The same goes for residents’ outings, now authorized without restriction.
On the other hand, “all the barrier gestures must continue to be respected by residents, professionals and external visitors, whatever their vaccination status”, it is recalled. “Hand hygiene, wearing a mask indoors, but more outdoors, physical distancing and aeration / ventilation of the premises” are particularly targeted.