Court denies order to unvaccinated Quebec carers trying to reach residents

A Quebec court has denied unvaccinated caregivers who hope to receive an order allowing them to enter a nursing home without presenting proof of vaccination.


In a ruling Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Christian J. Brossard said that without an in-depth examination of the case, he could not have concluded that the restriction applies to caregivers who have not been Vaccination does more harm to the community than good.

A lawyer in Montreal has represented about 80 caregivers and residents who want Quebec to move from asking for proof of vaccination from caregivers to accepting negative test results within the previous 72 hours. there.

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Natalia Manole argued in court last week that vulnerable populations are suffering without access to carers, and that if unvaccinated healthcare workers could work in the same facilities provided they test negative, caregivers of loved ones will be entitled to the same.

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In his ruling, Brossard said he must abide by the assumption that the government is acting in the public interest with its COVID-19 health measures, despite the serious concerns of the plaintiffs.

Brossard said he hopes the epidemiological situation improves, allowing authorities to once again allow all caregivers access to healthcare facilities.

He also suggested that, “in good faith”, caregivers who were not vaccinated by personal choice should “calmly, but diligently” re-evaluate their decision and its impact on those they care for. they are taking care of.

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While dismissing the request for an immediate restraining order, Brossard called for the objection to the vaccination request to be heard promptly on its merits, noting that the hearing was sufficient evidence and arguments may lead to a different conclusion.

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