The charity, John’s Campaign, has applied for permission for judicial review of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance, which includes the 14-day isolation requirement.
In line with the DHSC’s guidance, care providers are required to ensure that any resident on admission to a home or on return from an overnight visit has the 14 days’ isolation. The DHSC has insisted in correspondence with John’s Campaign’s lawyers, Leigh Day, that the 14-day isolation requirement is not mandatory.
However, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has repeatedly stated that the regulator expects care homes to fully comply with Government guidance.
The application for permission for judicial review was filed at the High Court on Wednesday 9th June.