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Extension to temporary residential home visiting measures

Thu, 05 Aug 2021

Manx Care is extending the temporary closure of its Residential Care Homes for older people.

A ten-day closure was put into place on Tuesday 27 July, covering the eight homes operated by the Adult Social Care division of Manx Care as a result of a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and increased levels of community transmission. Following this, a number of privately-operated care homes across the Island put the same measure in place.

Reayrt-ny-Baie in Douglas will remain closed for a further 14 days, with effect from 17:30 tomorrow (Friday 06 August). This is due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the home which is impacting both residents and staff.

The other Residential Care Homes for older people operated by Manx Care will remain closed for a further seven days, also with effect from 17:30 tomorrow. These are:
• Southlands – Port St Mary
• Cummal Mooar – Ramsey
• Langness/Gansey – Port St Mary
• Thie Meanagh/Sweetbriar – Douglas
• Reayrt Skyal – Ramsey 

Visiting will be allowed on compassionate grounds, and will be managed on a case-by-case basis by the management team of each home.

In addition, some provision of overnight respite care for adults with learning disabilities is being scaled back temporarily so that staff can be redeployed across other areas of Adult Social Care to meet the ongoing operational challenges, particularly the Residential Care Home estate. However, Adult Day Services will remain open as planned. This decision has been taken following receipt of professional clinical advice, and in line with infection prevention and control guidance.


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