Care Home Visits

April 8th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In BP v Surrey County Council (2020) EWCOP 17 a care home had acted lawfully in suspending all family visits during the coronavirus pandemic. It was necessary and proportionate to derogate from ECHR Articles 5 and 8. Considering alternative means of contact and communication was imperative. An appropriate balance had been struck.


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