As a precautionary measure, employees and visitors to nursing homes and home services will now wear face masks when it is not possible to keep a distance of one meter.
– “This is a precautionary measure to protect the elderly, which is a group that is particularly vulnerable with regard to developing the serious illness as a result of Covid-19,” says medical director Trond Egil Hansen in Bergen municipality in a press release.
He emphasizes that you only need to use a face mask if it is not possible to comply with the one-meter rule.
In the home care service, the guidelines for wearing a face mask apply in cases where the service recipient is 65 years of age or older.
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