Shelagh Fogarty speaks of opposition to current Covid care home rules

4 May 2021, 16:59

By Sam Sholli

This is the moment Shelagh Fogarty spoke about her opposition to Covid care home rules as they stand.

Shelagh's monologue on the subject has come after it was announced that care home residents can now leave to go for a walk without having to self-isolate for 14 days when they return.

Speaking directly to LBC listeners, Shelagh said: "I cannot imagine the distress that so many of you have been through this year [through] not being able to go and see the person that you love probably most in the world and certainly the person that needs you most in the world at the moment."

Speaking of those affected by the care home rules, she added: "We're talking about people who are at the end sort of phase of their life...So these aren't people who are going to be hopping and skipping to a fairground all day if they were open.

"That's not what's going on here. This is about people sitting with relatives quietly...And of course that should all be done with great care at the moment.

"And, of course, it should be done within, not just the spirit, but within the sensible guidelines that all of us are adhering to as we leave this lockdown slowly but surely."

The LBC host then went on to say that current Covid care home rules have "gone too far" and are resulting in a "breach of people's right to a family life".

Shelagh explained: "People are being withheld from their family after being double-vaccinated. Often their adult children in their 50s or 60s have been double-vaccinated."

She went on to say that "nobody is suggesting that there's a kind of free-for-all approach" to care home visits, but said she thinks "it's time to scrap the rule of two and the various restrictions that care homes are still imposing on families".

READ MORE: Care home campaigners issue fresh legal threat against Govt over self-isolation rule

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

Homeless caller's heartbreaking story leaves LBC listeners in tears

Homeless caller's heartbreaking story leaves LBC listeners in tears

'Disgusted' caller blasts 'idiotic' Govt for inaction over 'obscene' energy price hike

'Disgusted' caller blasts 'idiotic' Govt for inaction over 'obscene' energy price hike

'You're ovaryacting': Caller who miscarried shares 'hurtful' treatment by medics and family

'You're ovaryacting': Caller who miscarried shares 'hurtful' treatment by medics and family

'I can't be subsidising people': Landlord fumes over lost income amid cost of living crisis

'I can't be subsidising people': Landlord fumes over lost income amid cost of living crisis

'Officers have largely given up policing public spaces', says ex-constable, as crime rates soar

'Officers have largely given up policing public spaces', says ex-constable

Welder fears that extreme heatwave will kill his colleagues

Welder fears that extreme heatwave will kill his colleagues

'Tories are obsessed with which toilet people use - constituents aren't'

'Tories are obsessed with which toilet people use - constituents aren't'

'It's disgraceful': Landlord is turned into renter by sky-high London rent costs

'It's disgraceful': Landlord is turned into renter by sky-high London rent costs

Tessa Jowell Foundation CEO wants people to relive 'magic' of London 2012 Olympics

Tessa Jowell Foundation CEO wants people to relive 'magic' of London 2012 Olympics

Liz Truss is 'a bit crackers' and 'pretending to be Thatcher' says Matthew Parris

Liz Truss is 'a bit crackers' and 'pretending to be Thatcher', ex-Tory MP says

Airport recruiter explains how Brexit staff shortages are causing travel chaos

Brexit staff shortages are causing travel chaos, explains aviation expert

Tory MP: 'We'll support Johnson if Labour puts forward no confidence vote'

Tory MP: 'We'll support Johnson if Labour puts forward no confidence vote'

Chris Bryant demands Tories boot out Boris and install caretaker PM

Chris Bryant demands Tories boot out Boris and install caretaker PM

Journalist lifts lid on shocking culture of sexual harassment in Westminster

Journalist lifts lid on shocking culture of sexual harassment in Westminster

'Horrific': LBC listeners reveal chilling experiences of stalking

'Horrific': LBC listeners reveal chilling experiences of stalking

Shelagh Fogarty blasts proposal to tax the childless - 'A tax on your womb!'

Shelagh Fogarty blasts proposal to tax the childless - 'A tax on your womb!'