Covid isolation rule for care homes is ‘false imprisonment risk’ – The Guardian on line

May 20, 2021 | In Print

John’s Campaign – Families seek to end England’s ‘unacceptable isolation’ rule and switch to personal risk assessments

Covid quarantine rules risk falsely imprisoning care home residents, campaigners for families claimed in a new move to take the Department of Health and Social Care to court.

A requirement for new care home residents to self-isolate for two weeks, as well as after an overnight stay away or spell in hospital, is being challenged by John’s Campaign, which claims the policy causes “heartbreak and pain”.

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