Covid-19: The balance of keeping elderly 'safe' against isolating them from friends and family

A Stuff article.

Changes in Covid alert levels meant John Barriball couldn’t visit his 94-year-old mother at her New Plymouth rest home for nearly three months.

He’s not angry about it, it’s just one of those things, the builder said. But it was hard.

And it is an issue people all over the world have been grappling with as Covid-19 has seen special restrictions and rules applied to rest homes to ensure the physical safety of some of society’s most vulnerable people.

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