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Covid outbreak in care home

Norfolk County Council, 8 September 2023 00:00

Interim Director of Public Health Stuart Lines said: "We have been working closely with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in their support to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 in a Norfolk care home.

"The care home has acted proactively and responsibly in prioritising the health and wellbeing of their residents and have been liaising regularly with UKHSA and promptly acting on their advice.

"As with any outbreak of Covid-19 in a care home or similar residential setting, Norfolk County Council continues to work with UKHSA to provide ongoing advice and support.

"The best protection against any variant of Covid remains vaccination, and we would strongly urge those eligible for autumn vaccines (both Covid and Flu) to take these up as soon as they are invited. To protect the most vulnerable please keep washing your hands, catching coughs and sneezes and reduce contact with people if you feel unwell."

Further advice and guidance is available from the NHS.

The most recent UKHSA information on the BA.2.86 variant is available in the UKHSA's latest technical briefing.

Further enquiries should be directed to the UKHSA East of England regional press office on 01223 722485.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:46

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