'My grandmother has to self-isolate in a care home for two weeks for visiting the dentist'

30 April 2021, 19:00

By Sam Sholli

This is the moment a Shelagh Fogarty caller revealed her grandmother is having to self-isolate in a care home for two weeks after visiting the dentist.

Louise in Henley made the comment to LBC's Shelagh Fogarty amid controversy surrounding self-isolation rules for care home residents.

At present, care home residents are required by Government guidance to self-isolate for 14 days each time they leave their facility.

She told LBC that her grandmother's experience in her care home during the Covid crisis has been "miserable".

Speaking of her grandmother's isolation, Louise said: "She's in isolation at the moment because she had to go to the dentist on Friday.

"So she's [in] two weeks [of] isolation now, which restricts us for birthday visits.

"Anything we take in has to be quarantined for three days...There doesn't seem to be much common sense or pragmatism being applied necessarily."

Shelagh told Louise "it sounds like [her grandmother] is in detention".

Speaking of care homes more broadly, Shelagh said: "They're meant to serve the people who live there, not the other way around."

READ MORE: Nick Ferrari hits out at 'barbaric' care home isolation rules

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

'Better late than never': Economist reacts to Rishi Sunak's cost of living support package

'Better late than never': Economist reacts to Rishi Sunak's cost of living support package

'Why did I bother sticking by the rules?': Chris Bryant tells of lockdown struggle to find care for dad

'Why did I bother with the rules?': Chris Bryant's lockdown struggle to find care for dad

'He should be absolutely ashamed': Shelagh Fogarty slams PM over Partygate

'He should be absolutely ashamed': Shelagh Fogarty slams PM over Partygate

Minister calls for collaboration to tackle 'absolutely horrific' spiking of students

Minister calls for collaboration to tackle 'absolutely horrific' spiking of students

Mother tells LBC 'systemic racism' in Met 'shattering faith' of black youth

Mother tells LBC 'systemic racism' in Met 'shattering faith' of black youth

Children's social care 'crumbling' and 'not fit for purpose' warns foster carer

Children's social care 'crumbling' and 'not fit for purpose' warns foster carer

Shelagh Fogarty: I think anyone who invades a football pitch is an idiot

Shelagh Fogarty: I think anyone who invades a football pitch is an idiot

'Moronic nutters' invading pitches 'bring shame' on football, John Stapleton fumes

'Moronic nutters' invading pitches 'bring shame' on football, John Stapleton fumes

'We're told to smile whilst we're sexually harassed': Campaigner aims to end street sexual harassment

'We're told to smile whilst it happens': Campaigner aims to end street sexual harassment

Tory Cllr: Boris Johnson has 'without a doubt' harmed party's reputation

Boris has 'without a doubt' harmed party's reputation, Tory councillor says

Caller, who lost mother, brands Boris Johnson a 'proven liar' before breaking down in tears

Caller, who lost mother, brands PM a 'proven liar' before breaking down in tears

Importing overseas nurses hides 'gaping wound' of UK nurse supply, warns RCN Deputy Nursing Dir

Importing overseas nurses hides 'gaping wound' within NHS, warns nursing chief

Britain's ability to sign trade deals will be damaged if it unilaterally dumps the Northern Ireland protocol according to Nick Thomas-Symonds

Truss damaging UK's reputation with NI Protocol 'threats', Labour MP warns

Liverpool fans booing national anthem was 'misdirected', says ex-Bishop of city

Liverpool fans booing national anthem was 'misdirected', says ex-Bishop of city

'Terrified': Stella Creasy tells LBC of gang rape threats at university

'My gang rape fear': Stella Creasy tells of sex harassment hell at Cambridge

'It's like sending people to Rwanda': Ex-Labour MP blasts neighbours' extensions voting plan

'It's like sending people to Rwanda': Ex-Labour MP on neighbours' extensions voting plan