Users of the residences will be able to go for a walk and visit relatives

Sant Joan de Déu Residence

Residents of geriatric centers will be able to go for a walk and spend a few days with their relatives from this Saturday, without the obligation to be isolated for 15 days in their room when they return if they have been vaccinated. It also facilitates the visit of outsiders, who no longer have to take the antigen test to enter the residences, according to changes in the protocol of the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat.

Until now, nursing homes had been left out of the de-escalation measures of this third wave. The flexibility comes thanks to improved contagion data and the vaccination campaign. In residences cases have dropped by 70 per cent and 80 per cent of residents and workers have already received the second dose of the vaccine.

Salut warns that outings and visits are a right that residences must respect and promote and advises making a minimum of one weekly outing. The rest of the protocols, such as when making a new entry, are waiting to be modified depending on how the new variants of the coronavirus evolve.

In Martorell, the residents and staff of the four residences (Sant Joan de Déu, Anoia, Vistalegre and Llar d’Avis Martorell) meet the requirements, as residents and staff have been vaccinated and are green residences, ie right now they have no COVID-19 positives. Despite the relaxation, the residences will continue to apply security and prevention measures to ensure that the virus does not re-enter.

Mayor Xavier Fonollosa emphasized that “it is very important to regain this contact for the emotional health of everyone: residents and families, who have been away from their parents and grandparents all this time”. “After the pain caused by the epidemic in homes, extreme caution must be exercised in any activity, especially when it comes to vulnerable people such as the elderly who live there.”

Coronavirus data in Martorell

Today there are three coronavirus positive patients, two from outside and one from the village, admitted to Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, where there are two isolated people pending the result of the test. At the Sagrat Cor Hospital there are 18 people admitted with a positive, six of them from Martorell. And we have 146 positive neighbors confined to your home. Today, we must not regret any deaths from the virus in Martorell.

The reproduction rate of the virus in Martorell is 0.88 and the risk of infection is very high. There are three school groups affected: one from the Pompeu Fabra Institute, one from the Maria Canela Institute and one from the Juan Ramón Jiménez School.

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