SHA easing visitation restrictions in long-term care homes

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will relax visitation restrictions at most long-term care homes.

In a news release, the SHA said, “family presence in long-term care homes will begin to move to open family presence, except for a small number of homes where enhanced precautions are deemed necessary by the local medical health officer.”

The easing in visitation restrictions will see a return to pre-pandemic family presence protocols. There aren’t any limits to the number of family members, support people or visitors who can visit a resident at one time.

Masks will be required in common areas but won’t be necessary for residents’ rooms unless the resident has COVID.

SHA also said that outbreaks would be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Homes will continue to maintain safety protocols, and processes will remain for enhanced protocols when necessary.

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