Severe restrictions imposed on care home residents in Scotland during the Covid pandemic caused “harm and distress” and may have contributed to some deaths, academics have said.
A 143-page report has been produced by Edinburgh Napier University.
It had been commissioned by the independent inquiry into the country’s handling of the pandemic.
The report says that the legal basis for confining residents to their rooms and banning visitors was “unclear”.
And it said care home residents were arguably discriminated against compared to other citizens.