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Visits to care homes and rehab centres allowed from tomorrow

Individual management to decide on visit procedures; public urged to comply with requirements, especially wearing face masks at all times.

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Limited visits to Macao’s care homes for senior citizens and rehabilitation centres will gradually resume from tomorrow as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) has said.

Due to the different conditions of the Covid-19 patients’ physical recovery and the actual Covid-19 prevention and control needs, the bureau said that in the process of resuming routine visits, care homes and rehabilitation centres will, according to their specific conditions, decide whether to require their visitors to present a negative rapid antigen test result valid within two hours when entering the facilities, set up visiting areas or allow their visitors to enter rooms for bedside visits, or to formulate other rules that visitors should abide by during their visit.

The bureau urged the public to comply with the Covid-19 prevention requirements set out by the care homes and rehabilitation centres, such as wearing facemasks and undergoing a temperature check when entering the premises. 

The bureau added that people with general symptoms such as fever, fatigue and myalgia (muscular pain), or respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose and cough should not visit the facilities which could refuse them entry, or ask them to leave the premises, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

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