To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use virtual reality therapy to treat older people advised to have limited social interaction due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
19 March 2020
The Department is exploring how best we can support older people advised to have limited social interaction. There are no plans at present to treat older people in their homes with virtual reality therapy. However we are rapidly expanding our video-conferencing capability and the implementation of remote capabilities underpins many of the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.