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Closed-loop system aims to protect staff and residents at disabled care homes

Staff stay at place of work 24/7, no visitors permitted and only non-contact deliveries allowed in bid to protect most vulnerable from Covid-19.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

Eleven residential care homes for the disabled and one drug rehabilitation centre have started to implement a “closed-loop management measure”, the Social Welfare Bureau has announced.

The bureau noted that from now on all staff and service users need to stay at the facilities and undergo Covid-19 tests regularly, while no visitors will be allowed to enter the premises. 

It added that measures such as non-contact delivery of items will also be carried out, with the aim of implementing the government’s anti-Covid-19 strategy of “preventing the importation of cases from outside and controlling the spread of the virus in facilities.”

According to the bureau, it has issued guidelines to the care homes and the rehabilitation centre, and four residential care homes for the disabled have already implemented the “closed-loop management measure”, while the others will put the measures in place today, so as to minimise the risk of contacting the community, in order to protect the services’ users and staff members’ health and safety, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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