The nursing homes will relax their rules from Tuesday, December 15 to allow residents to find their families for the holidays.
In Montpellier (Hérault), Arlette Seveyrac dreams of leaving her Ehpad and waking up with her children and grandchildren-children for his 93rd Christmas. With the new protocol, which comes into force on Tuesday, December 15, this will be possible. On two conditions: redo an antigen test and then isolate yourself for seven days on your return. After two painful confinements, the news is difficult. “I want to see my children normally, without these conditions. I don’t ask for much, but seeing my children is normal, isn’t it?she asks the journalists of France Télévisions.
Residents who wish to find their family will all have to comply with the rules when they return: for a week, meals in the room and no more collective activities. “At the time, it was very appealing to let him come to the house, but afterwards we hadn’t thought of the counterpart”, comments a couple, who has not yet made up his mind. To avoid the seven-day isolation, the only solution for families is to come and spend the holidays in the Ehpad. Dozens of families have already booked their visits until January 3.