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The Ministry of Health It has eliminated the limitations to carry out visits to relatives in nursing homes in the territories that enter phase 2 and leaves its regulation in the hands of the autonomous communities. They will also be able to regulate the walks of residents of these centers. “Data-reactid =” 26 “> The Ministry of Health has removed the limitations to carry out visits to relatives in nursing homes in the territories that enter phase 2 and it leaves its regulation in the hands of the autonomous communities They may also regulate the walks of residents of these centers.
COVID-19 in application of the Plan for the transition to a new normality. “data-reactid =” 27 “> This is stated in the order published this Saturday in the BOE that modifies various orders for better management of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 in application of the Plan for the transition to a new normality.
In this sense, it indicates that it will correspond to the autonomous communities and the autonomous cities to establish the requirements and conditions in which such visits and walks should be made.
The territories that pass this Monday May 25 to phase 2 of the de-escalation, and which cover 47% of the Spanish population (22 million inhabitants). These are all the Andalusian provinces except Malaga and Granada, Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, the Basque Country, La Rioja, Ceuta, Melilla, the provinces of Guadalajara and Cuenca and three sanitary areas Catalan, as announced by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, at the press conference after the Council of Ministers.
In this way, Health eliminates the previously imposed limitations in which it limited visits to nursing homes to those that were free of covid-19. In addition, he asked to prioritize in visits to greater exceptional cases, such as the end of life or the relief of neurocognitive decompensation of the resident.
During the visit, the hygiene and prevention measures established by the health authorities should be observed, and in particular the maintenance of the two-meter safety distance and hand hygiene, as well as those other measures that for public health reasons establish the autonomous communities and autonomous cities.
All these indications now disappear with the modification of the Health order and the autonomous communities will have to determine whether they can be carried out and under what conditions.
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