We are sorry to inform you that 6 of our homes have been closed by NHS Infection Control, due to some staff members having tested positive for Covid.
The homes closed are Ambleside Bank, Brimstage Manor, Gillibrand Hall, Mariners Court, New Thursby and St Georges.
At present, no residents have tested positive and we continue with all home testing and all our infection control procedures are in place.
The authorities have currently closed Brimstage & New Thursby for 14 days and the others for 28 days.
We are hopeful that a decision will be made to re-consider these timescales after the weekend, as the scientists are increasingly coming to the conclusion that this variant is similar to a cold.
For now, only essential carers and end of life visits are permitted. We will up date this message next week when we will clarify opening dates.