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Coronavirus movement restrictions

Personal Injury Compensation

Coronavirus movement restrictions

VE v AO and Others [2020] EWHC 1082 (COP)

The Court of Protection has held that it was in the best interests of an elderly Nigerian lady suffering from terminal cancer to leave the care home where she was living, to reside with her daughter and her family for the short time she had left to live. In this instance there was no public health risk during the coronavirus pandemic, and living with her family would enable her to enjoy her African heritage while her day-to-day and palliative care needs would be met. It would not breach the coronavirus movement restrictions for a family member to leave home to collect her.

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