No visitors, new admissions or respite care for 10 days
Eight residential homes on the Isle of Man have now been shut due to community transmission of Covid-19.
Manx Care is closing the homes to visitors, new admissions and to those accessing respite care for 10 days from today (27 July).
The homes affected are operated by Adult Social Care and include:
- Reayrt Ny Baie – Douglas
- Southlands – Port St Mary
- Cummal Mooar – Ramsey
- Langness/Gansey – Port St Mary
- Thie Meanagh/Sweetbriar – Douglas
- Reayrt Skyal – Ramsey
Manx Care says the decision has been taken in line with infection prevention and control guidance.
Covid-19 surveillance testing, and screening, will now be established across all care homes for older people.
Head of Adult Social Care Operations Jonathan Carey says: “We understand that this decision may be distressing for some of our residents, their families and carers and we don’t take decisions like this lightly.
“During these temporary measures we’ll do everything we can to help residents maintain contact with their families. virtually, and make sure they’re supported with things like access to outside space.
“Our Infection Prevention and Control Team will continue to support all of our residential care homes for older people and provide any assistance that’s required.”