A nursing home in Brighton is in shutdown after it was discovered that it had been visited by a healthcare worker who has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
The action was taken by Patcham Nursing Home in Eastwick Close, which provides personal and nursing care for up to 30 elderly people, Brighton and Hove News reported.
A spokesperson for the home’s operator, Wren Retirement Living, said: “It is important to state that no-one at the home is unwell. However, following the closure of the local GP surgery, as a precaution we have closed the home to all visitors.
“As a responsible care home and employer, we have put in place our own checks on residents and staff and Public Health England has confirmed it is happy with our actions.”
The home has temporarily closed its doors to contractors and suppliers as well as friends and family as a precautionary measure.
Brighton’s County Oak medical centre has also been closed temporarily after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
The Department of Health and Social Care has issued information and advice on coronavirus on its website.