Covid-19 Update - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:32 pm on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Meacher Baroness Meacher Crossbench 1:32 pm, 15th June 2021

My Lords, I welcome the small but vitally important concession to care home residents in the Statement. However, the Prime Minister has left in place the cruel and unnecessary controls over care home visits. Even visitors who have had two vaccinations and a negative test before visiting must wear PPE and maintain social distancing—no hugging, for example. This is inhuman, particularly for people with dementia, and the risk must be close to zero. Will the Minister plead for immediate changes to those really unnecessary rules? They are well overdue.