On Friday 11th September, Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) received correspondence from the Department of Health regarding new public health advices.
As a result of the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, all residential care facilities in Dublin are to reduce the number of visitors to one nominated visitor per resident for a period of three weeks. This situation will be kept under review and any further updates will be notified to families.
We would advise families to discuss amongst themselves as to who the one nominated person will be and ensure that only this person visits once per week. We also ask that visitors wear the provided surgical mask at all times from entering till exiting our facility, observe social distancing by remaining 2 metres away from your loved on and adhere to our infection control practices.
Please note this temporary reduction does not apply if you are visiting for end of life care/palliative purposes and an appropriate risk assessment will be conducted during your visit.
Thank you for your understanding in our attempts to keep the wellbeing of our residents and staff a top priority.