Tony Rheinberg of Armitage Shanks discusses the key water safety issues in care homes, elements within Legionella guidance, as well as the solutions that are available.
The Covid pandemic poses a number of new challenges for care and nursing homes across the UK. Keeping residents safe is their top priority. Not only are elderly occupants at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, research shows waterborne infections, such as Legionnaires’ disease, also pose a grave threat.
Recently published scientific guidance offers tailored advice to help care home owners, duty holders and facilities managers keep those they look after safe during this difficult time. Here,
Some of the most vulnerable members of our society are looked after in care homes, and many of them have weakened immune systems, or long-term illnesses which make them more prone to infection. Over the last year, the care sector has been devastated by Covid-19, and thousands of residents are still being infected by, or are recovering from, the virus.
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