Covid: Carer who flouted coronavirus rules struck off – BBC News


A care employee who hugged an aged couple on the top of the coronavirus pandemic has been struck off.

A health to practise listening to was instructed Heidi Dunt, 31, went to the house of the weak adults in Could final 12 months.

Nonetheless, she was not working on the time and Covid restrictions meant she mustn’t have been on the property.

A month later, the Anglesey care employee obtained a suspended sentence for harmful driving and failed to inform officers in regards to the impending case.

The Social Care Wales panel was instructed that Dunt had been working at Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor, the place there have been a number of Covid circumstances on the time of the care go to incident.

Two different carers on the dwelling of the couple described how they had been serving to the husband and spouse when Dunt arrived, and he or she tried to place the girl to mattress earlier than being requested to depart.

It was then that she gave each of the couple a hug.

Dunt claimed in interviews that she had full private protecting clothes on the time, which was disputed by the 2 different carers, who stated she was solely sporting gloves.

The panel discovered she had acted inappropriately, placing the couple and different carers “susceptible to hurt”.


The listening to additionally discovered Dunt had an obligation of care to inform Social Care Wales of the continuing authorized proceedings regarding the damaging driving costs.

“She is required to inform Social Care Wales directly about something which can name into query her suitability to work in domiciliary care, and this consists of legal proceedings and convictions,” stated the committee in its judgment.

Her conduct in not disclosing the proceedings was discovered to be dishonest or missing integrity.

Dunt, of Menai Bridge, didn’t attend the distant three-day listening to.

Eradicating her from the register of social employees, the panel stated she had proven no regret or perception into the affect of her severe misconduct and “there was a severe danger of repetition”.

“We take into account Ms Dunt acted recklessly with none thought for others. That’s compounded by her failure to recognise any fault on her half.”

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