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NHI welcomes revised guidance to normalizing nursing home visitations

Tuesday February 1, 2022

1st February 2022: Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) welcomes revised visitation guidance published by the HPSC / HSE to further ease restrictions on visits to nursing homes. The guidance will come into effect Tuesday, 8th February. Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO states: “We hope the easing of visitor restrictions will represent a hugely important milestone for residents and broader society as we look to move on from Covid19. The further easing represents a very welcome and positive development. Meaningful engagement with family and friends is vital to support the wellbeing and health of residents and the guidelines represent a move to a pre Covid environment within our nursing homes. While outbreaks are still occurring, the vaccination rollout has greatly reduced the risk of the severe disease. The guidelines offer better scope for visits to be facilitated if Covid-positive cases are within a nursing home. We have engaged with the HPSC and HSE to support development of the guidelines and contact continues as we monitor the impact of the virus within our nursing homes and broader society.”

Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO, is available for further interview. Interviews will be facilitated by Michael McGlynn, NHI Communications and Research Executive, who can be contacted at 087 9082970.