Care home or prison?

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Sharon Briggs started this petition to The UK Government

As we are moving into a new ‘normal’ after lockdown, it would appear that the government have decided that people in care/nursing homes will not be afforded this luxury.  My mam is in a nursing home and she is only allowed one visit per week for 30 minutes.  This visit has to be the same person all of the time - no changes allowed and it is supervised by the care home staff. Visitors have to stay two metres distance, wear a mask and have their temperature taken. There are no other visitors allowed to the homes, such as entertainments, hairdressers, therapists etc - and family visits are cancelled at short notice if cases rise in the local area on the advice of Public Health England.  These people are the most vulnerable in our society who were severly let down at the beginning of this pandemic and seeing their families regularly is probably one of the only things keeping them alive and they are being denied this right by the government!  Many of the people in care/nursing homes have problems with their mental health, my mam being one of them, and this strict regime is having a negative affect - to the point where my mam has said to me “what is the point of me living?” They are like prisoners -  is this right for the most senior people in this society?  I think not!  The thing that’s most difficult to understand is family are not allowed to visit often in case we infect anyone - yet the carers, nurses and other staff in the home, are mixing with society in the local pub, restaurants, shops and other recreational places - are they not just as likely to infect the residents?  Help me to make the government change their guidance and  give the elders in our society the respect and care their deserve - sign up now!

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