THE GUARDIAN: What are the new Covid rules for English care homes and are they safe?
Press/Media: Expert comment
Release date: 27/1/2022
What are the new Covid rules for English care homes and are they safe?
Ian Hall, a professor of mathematical epidemiology and statistics at the University of Manchester and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), backed the changes. “The decision was reviewed scientifically and is a balance of harms of Covid but also the harm of deconditioning and wellbeing from isolation in a highly vaccinated population,” he said. “We strongly recommended that measures are put in place to observe the impact of these measures following implementation and if there are clear episodes of transmission the risk assessment is reviewed.”