Vilans has mapped out the measures taken by the governments of eight countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus and its consequences for long-term care. The aim is to learn from these measures and to take inspiration from them. In this overview, we show how Belgium (especially Flanders), Denmark, Germany (especially North Rhine-Westphalia), France, Norway, the United Kingdom (especially England), Sweden and the Netherlands, have operated since March 2020.
This overview has been produced at the request of the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. We show what the policy was for visiting arrangements, testing, personal protective equipment, monitoring of infected and deceased clients, and compensation measures for organisations and employees. We also share good examples.