Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Ceisteanna (862)

Sorca Clarke

Ceist:

862. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Health when day care services will reopen; when each day care service in counties Longford and Westmeath will reopen; when restrictions will be implemented to ensure adherence to health; the activities which may not return; if a reduced amount of attending hours is envisaged upon reopening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14483/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Community services such as day care play an important role in enabling older people to continue living in their communities. My Department and the HSE are undertaking work to determine the current level of service delivery in the community and to set out plans, including associated required capacity, to resume services, including day services, in line with the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and the ‘Return to work safely’ protocol. This process will take on board the learning of the current period, including the possibility of delivering services in a new way, and the requirement to adhere to public health guidance. This means that services, whilst being delivered in new ways, will gradually be restored to older people. As the Deputy's question is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.