I've just read a news story slamming the director of a "private retirement home" for removing the door handles from the rooms of some residents who tested positive.
It seems to me that it's a d*mned if you do, d*mned if you don't kind of thing, on the one hand it is unlawful confinement but on the other hand allowing covid positive people with dementia to wander at will has gotten other people fired.
A statement from the CEO says
" if a resident was experiencing cognitive impairment and did not fully understand the measures in place to help combat the spread of COVID-19, other protocols would be put in place, such as wander strips, localized safety alarms and stop signs. These measures would stop a wandering resident,"
I think we all know how well that really works, especially if it isn't backed up by more staff.