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NUMBERS OF VISITORS TO HOSPITALS & RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES TO BE EXTENDED TILL 31 AUGUST

The current restrictions on the number of visitors to hospitals and residential care homes are set to be extended.

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According to The Ministry of Health, the restrictions on the number of visitors to hospitals and residential care homes are to be extended till 31 August 2022.

While the daily number of local COVID-19 cases has fallen gradually over the past week, hospitals continue to face a high volume of both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Homes have had to manage an increased number of COVID-positive residents on-site.

As such, the adjusted visitor safe management measures which have been in place since 7 July 2022 will remain in effect until 31 August 2022.

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Up to Two

Admitted patients in the hospital will be allowed up to two pre-designated visitors for the duration of their admission, at all times only one visitor is allowed at the bedside and no more than 30 minutes per visit.

Critically ill patients will be allowed up to five pre-designated visitors.

Reminder to all visitors not to eat or drink in the hospital wards or use the toilets designed for the patients. All visitors are to ensure they are well and encouraged to do an antigen rapid test (ART) before visiting the patients.

All care homes will be allowed up to four pre-designated visitors to visit their loved ones and no more than 30 minutes per visit.

The Ministry Of Health (MOH) seek the understanding of cooperation of the residents, their family members and loved ones as they work to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our hospitals and care homes.

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