Expert Panel Set Up To Look At Covid-19 Nursing Home Care Measures

An expert panel on Covid-19 nursing home care – will look at how the measures introduced to protect residents – have worked.

It’s expected scoping work on the study is due to begin next week – and will include looking at how other countries have dealt with outbreaks in residential care settings.

There have been 867 deaths in nursing homes from the disease – since the beginning of the outbreak.


However, Minister Simon Harris says – it won’t look at how older people are cared for in general.

Meanwhile – over 24,500 people have now been infected with Covid-19 in the country.

There were 4 new cases confirmed here in Clare yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in this county to 319.