As you may be aware from extensive media coverage, older people and those with underlying health conditions would be particularly vulnerable if they were to come into contact with the Covid-19 virus.
In order to protect residents at nursing homes and at health and social care facilities, as well as our own visiting members, the Board of Peata has decided that it is necessary to suspend the visiting service with immediate effect. This decision is consistent with the recent announcements of restrictions on non-essential visiting due to Covid-19 by Nursing Homes Ireland, the Mater Hospital and other health and social care providers.
As the virus presents an unprecedented situation, it is not possible to advise as to the duration of the suspension of the Peata visiting service. The Board will be guided by Nursing Homes Ireland, the HSE and other public authorities and will monitor developments.
The Peata visiting service is valued by residents and patients at our unit members’ facilities and we hope that it will not be too long before the visiting service will resume. In the meantime, we will keep you informed by email and by notifications on this website, of updates to the Peata visiting policy.