Watch: Controlled visits in elderly homes not longer than 15 mins as from Monday

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

As from Monday residents at elderly homes will start to receive visits again from their relatives. This was announced by Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon and Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis during a press conference on Friday.

Falzon and Parnis said that this relaxed measure applies for residents at St Vincent De Paul and for residents in private homes. A number of regulations will be enforced to ensure that every person is protected from contracting coronavirus.

Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis mentioned how there were no fatalities were registered in elderly homes due to coronavirus and that this was only possible because the necessary precautionary measures were implemented at the right time.

Measures during visiting hours in homes for the elderly;

  • Visits cannot be longer than 15 minutes
  • Visitors will need to wear a face mask or a visor at all times
  • Visits will need to be booked at least two days ahead
  • Not more than four people will be allowed in one visit
  • A shuttle service will be provided at the main entrance
  • Visitor’s temperature will be taken prior to entering the building
  • Necessary arrangements for visits for bed-bound residents

Minister Michael Falzon and Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis said that the relaxation measures were agreed upon with health authorities. 

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