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Seventeen residents and seven staff test COVID positive at Scottish care home

Chapel Level

Leading care home operator HC-One has confirmed a coronavirus outbreak at Chapel Level Care Home in Kirkcaldy.

Seventeen residents and seven staff members have tested positive for the virus at the purpose-built, 60-bed home which offers nursing and nursing memory care for those living with dementia.

A spokesperson for the home said: “Our residents are our absolute priority and we are taking all steps to minimise further spread of the virus, including caring for residents in their rooms, continuing to restrict staff movement and focusing on high standards of infection control.

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“We are doing everything we can to support our residents to return to good health. Affected colleagues are away from work and self-isolating until they have recovered, and we wish them well.

“The home is closed to non-essential visitors and admissions and we continue to work closely with our local health partners to respond to the outbreak. We have the staff, PPE and equipment we need, and we are grateful for the ongoing support and understanding of our families.”

No COVID related deaths have been recorded at the home, however, a number of residents have been reported as being “very poorly”.

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