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‘Inhumane’ to impose another blanket closure of care homes

It’s vital NI facilities keep their doors open to families if cases increase, warns campaigner

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Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father, Kathleen and Martin Hill. Credit: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father, Kathleen and Martin Hill. Credit: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

Julieann McNally from Care Home Advice and Support NI. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Julieann McNally from Care Home Advice and Support NI. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father, Kathleen and Martin Hill. Credit: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

Locking down care homes in response to the surge in Covid-19 cases across Northern Ireland would be “inhumane” and put isolated residents’ lives at risk, it has been warned.

An organisation that supports care home residents and their families has said blanket lockdowns must not be imposed again.


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