United MPs’ delight over care home visit verdict

Borough MPs have welcomed confirmation that care home visits will be allowed to resume.
Yvonne FovargueYvonne Fovargue
Yvonne Fovargue

Last month, Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue and Leigh MP James Grundy wrote a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock calling for action that would allow visits to care homes safely throughout the remainder of the Covid-19 crisis.

Both had been contacted by numerous families in their constituencies concerned about being unable to visit their relatives for months and becoming increasingly concerned they wouldn’t be able to see them over Christmas.

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They had recounted their struggles of communicating with blind or deaf family members through a window, telephone or computer screen and tragically others have lost a loved one without the opportunity to say their final goodbyes because of the severe restrictions.

James GrundyJames Grundy
James Grundy

But in a huge boost for loved ones of care home residents, they will be able to visit care homes so as long as they receive a negative Covid-19 test and wear the appropriate PPE.

Both MPs said they were delighted with the breakthrough after their cross-party venture.

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