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Roscommon nursing home owner hopes Covid rules might be eased after second vaccine doses

Jan 25, 2021 09:01 By Shannonside News
Roscommon nursing home owner hopes Covid rules might be eased after second vaccine doses Roscommon nursing home owner hopes Covid rules might be eased after second vaccine doses
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The owner of a Roscommon nursing home, which saw a major outbreak of Covid last year, is hopeful rules for residential settings will be eased

The owner of a Roscommon nursing home, which saw a major outbreak of Covid last year, is hopeful rules for residential settings will be eased once the most vulnerable get their second dose of the vaccine.

A significant outbreak of the virus last May led to several deaths and multiple positive Covid tests among staff and residents at the Sonas-run Cloverhill Nursing Home.

Owner Seamus Crawley says he is glad to see the back of 2020 - and last week welcomed HSE staff into vaccinate staff and residents - including a 105-year-old woman.

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He feels that as more get vaccinated in the community there is a greater chance of allowing visitors back into nursing homes:

 

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