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Visiting restrictions eased at care homes

Tighter rules though at Reayrt-ny-Baie

Visiting restrictions at care homes across the Island are being eased from today (31 August).

New rules will be in place for at least 14 days at seven facilities across Douglas, Port St Mary and Ramsey.

Visits will still have to be booked through each home's management team - visiting hours are being extended to between 10am and 7pm.

Two visitors will now be allowed at any time and won't be time restricted.

Those who do attend a home will still undergo a temperature check on arrival, have to follow PPE and hygiene guidance and are advised to take an optional Lateral Flow Test before attending.

The exception to these changes is Reayrt-ny-Baie in Douglas.

There visits are limited to one person, for 15 minutes maximum, and have to be booked in advance.

Visiting hours will be between 11am and 4pm.

People must complete a Lateral Flow Test before attending and follow PPE and hygiene rules when at the home.

Meanwhile Reayrt-ny-Baie residents are advised not to leave the facility for outside visits, except if they need urgent or emergency medical attention.

The rules at Reayrt-ny-Baie will be in place for at least the next seven days. 

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