06 May 2020 – Established new visiting scheme for nursing homes

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Type of Intervention: Health services
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Dutch Government has announced a new visiting scheme for nursing homes from 11 May 2020, starting with 25 nursing homes across the Netherlands.

Since 20 March, there has been a ban on people visiting nursing homes, with exceptions for those who are dying. Under the new scheme, one permanent visitor per nursing home resident will be allowed under strict conditions. This includes adequate hygiene, protective equipment and staffing, as well as ensuring a distance of 1.5 meters at all times.

Research is also being carried out in three nursing homes to map out how COVID-19 spreads.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/05/06/eerste-stap-nieuwe-bezoekregeling-verpleeghuizen