- Guidelines includes in the revised Retirement Home COVID-19 Visiting Policy document will take effect December 11.
The document offers guidelines for retirement homes to receive visitors safely and supports Directive #3 for Long-Term Care Homes requirements.
• It defines different types of visitors to retirement residences and outlines access for each type, according to the home’s place in the province’s colour-coded COVID-19 Response Framework.
• It outlines policies for screening visitors, testing, PPE and for resident absences and group activities and tours.
DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.