Government Announces New Guidelines For Visting Elderly Persons In Homes Across The Country

PR The Government of Grenada is advising the  general public of new policy guidelines for visiting elderly persons who are  institutionalised in homes across the country. 

Visits are now permitted for fully vaccinated persons, whose elderly relatives are also  vaccinated.  

Persons who are not vaccinated will be required to sign a waiver, relieving the  Government or private home administrators of any liability, in the event of potential  transmission of COVID-19. 

In recognition of the susceptibility of older persons to COVID-19, restrictions were placed  on visits to elderly homes as part of lockdown measures instituted in March 2020. 

The new visitation guidelines are part of Government’s ongoing efforts to restore  normalcy to the operations of various sectors. 

There are 10 Government-owned and privately run elderly homes across the country. 

Members of the public who will be visiting their elderly relatives are encouraged to adhere  to all COVID-19 protocols in place at the various elderly homes, particularly the wearing  of masks, sanitisation and physical distance.