Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

‘Don’t hug granny if you want her to survive to be hugged again’: Downing Street experts are unanimous that just because it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas doesn’t mean you should Prof Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance said they want people to see their families But they added they would not encourage people … Read more Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

‘Don’t hug granny if you want her to survive to be hugged again’: Downing Street experts are unanimous that just because it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas doesn’t mean you should Prof Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance said they want people to see their families But they added they would not encourage people … Read more Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

Neanderthals: our distant relatives could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin

Neanderthals could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin because the joints in their thumbs made precision grips more challenging than ‘power squeezes’  By Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 16:29 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:29 GMT, 26 November 2020 The thumbs of Neanderthals would have meant they could … Read more Neanderthals: our distant relatives could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin

Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Relatives grieving the death of loved ones from Covid-19 have warned families against reuniting for Christmas even if the Government allows it. Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested on Friday that families would be able to spend ‘that cherished Christmas with your family as much as possible’, but added that social distancing would still be required … Read more Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Relatives grieving the death of loved ones from Covid-19 have warned families against reuniting for Christmas even if the Government allows it. Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested on Friday that families would be able to spend ‘that cherished Christmas with your family as much as possible’, but added that social distancing would still be required … Read more Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

70% with relatives in care homes unable to see them since March

Seven in ten people with a close relative in a care home have been unable to see them since March, shocking new figures reveal. Hundreds of thousands of family members have undergone ‘eight torturous months’, banned from visiting their loved ones. Others have been invited to care homes for an ‘end-of-life’ visit – only to … Read more 70% with relatives in care homes unable to see them since March

ESTHER RANTZEN: Visits to relatives in care homes can save as many lives as any Covid-19 vaccine

ESTHER RANTZEN: Reopen care homes for Christmas – for the sake of the residents and their loved ones Sarah uses the same word over and over to describe the visits she makes to her husband’s care home: ‘Heartbreaking.’ Rigid rules have torn her apart from her beloved Philip, the husband she adores. Nearly 90 years … Read more ESTHER RANTZEN: Visits to relatives in care homes can save as many lives as any Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 Lockdown: How elderly relatives are separated from families

When a blanket ban on care home visits was imposed in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the country, elderly residents were dealt the shock of loved-ones suddenly vanishing from their lives. Eight months on, they are still forbidden from holding hands with their husbands and wives or hugging their sons and daughters. … Read more Covid-19 Lockdown: How elderly relatives are separated from families

Coronavirus UK: Doctors ask grieving families to confirm their relative’s deaths via ZOOM

A doctor has asked a grieving family if they could confirm the death over video link amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gillian Orman, from Southampton, rang the NHS after her mother Kathleen Bricknell, 86, died. A doctor said everyone in the house – including her deceased mother – would have to wear a mask during an … Read more Coronavirus UK: Doctors ask grieving families to confirm their relative’s deaths via ZOOM

Relatives of care home residents will be treated as key workers

Relatives of care home residents will be treated as key workers and get tested for Covid-19 weekly to enable safe visits as part of a new trial.  Health minister Helen Whately today told MPs a pilot scheme would be launched ‘shortly’ to see if the strategy would work. In a meeting with MPs today, she … Read more Relatives of care home residents will be treated as key workers