Coronavirus: 25 staff and residents at Fife care home test positive

A care home Fife has been hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 with 25 staff residents and residents testing positive.

NHS Fife confirmed the cluster of cases at Craigie House Care Home in Crossgates.

All visiting to the home has been suspended.

NHS Fife’s Health Protection Team, and Fife Health and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership are working closely with Fife Council’s environmental health department to support the management of the care home and offer advice to reduce further transmission of the virus.

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A spokesman for NHS Fife said: “It is extremely important that those intending to visit residents in any care home refrain from doing so if they feel unwell or have any of the known symptoms of COVID-19, such as a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste.”

Anyone experiencing the well-established symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test using the NHS inform website.

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