Southport care homes ‘BANNED’ from putting up Christmas decorations

25th November 2020

Dozens of furious and stunned care workers across Southport have written to OTS News to say they have been informed by public health bosses against putting up Christmas decorations this year.

They allege the ‘festive ban’ is a way of controlling the spread of Coronavirus.

One worried staff member at a prominent resort care group told OTS news “Our group were told at the start of the week that environmental bosses in infection control have said we can’t put up a tree or decorations.

“It’s too high a risk or else they can put up decorations but they need to be cleaned every ten minutes. It’s absurd.”

In nearby West Lancashire, Lancashire County Council has told care homes to only use decorations that can be cleaned and has said ‘tinsel is not able to be cleaned during the time it is displayed therefore we are not recommending that tinsel is used.

‘Ornaments and baubles are acceptable providing they are on a cleaning schedule with audit.’