We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.
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We recommend that visits are organised outside if possible and following safety distances. Relatives and friends can visit the customer’s apartment or room in the housing unit. Staying in the shared spaces should be avoided. Visitors must use disposable surgical masks and they get the face masks from the housing unit. The staff in the units use surgical masks when they are in close contact with customers.
Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is meant for persons whose disability or illness necessitates constant assistance with daily activities, assistance at different times of day and night or other extensive assistance, but who do not require institutional care.
Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is available in group homes, housing groups and supported housing homes. Support and assistance are organised according to the customer’s need on a 24-hour basis or at regular intervals.
Advice and assistance with seeking placement in a housing group is available from the disability care social worker at your local disability social work unit.