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Covid-19 outbreak at Southlands care home

Four units at Port Erin facility closed to visitors

Visiting at a care home in Port Erin has been stopped due to an outbreak of Covid-19.

Two units at Southlands have confirmed cases but all four have been closed as a precaution.

Restrictions will be in place for 14 days with no-one allowed in unless they are deemed 'essential' or if there are 'exceptional' circumstances.

Residents will not be supported to leave during this time.

The closure does not affect the dementia units – Gansey and Bradda – or the Day Centre as these have self-contained entrances.

Manx Care says surveillance testing and risk mitigation will continue.

Head of Adult Services Jonathan Carey said: "We would like to thank everyone for their continued understanding and co-operation at this difficult time.

"We've had to make some very tough decisions and we do not take closing our doors lightly.

"We've made this decision in line with advice from Infection Prevention and Control putting measures in place to ensure we're protecting our vulnerable residents and still able to deliver a safe and effective service." 


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