21 April 2021

Nursing homes still reluctant to relax restrictions despite high vaccination rate

Despite a vaccination coverage of around 80 per cent, most nursing homes in the Netherlands have not yet significantly relaxed their visiting restrictions, according to recent research by Maastricht University (UM) and Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) in Nijmegen. The study also shows that the measures are still having a negative impact on the daily lives and well-being of nursing home residents. In view of the high vaccination rate and the sharp reduction in the number of infections, the researchers argue that restrictions in nursing homes should be relaxed without delay.