Coronavirus outbreak at retirement complex sees all residents in isolation

All the residents at a retirement complex in Portishead have been told to self isolate after a number of residents tested positive for coronavirus.

Three people living at Waverley Court at Forth Avenue have tested positive for the virus.

The complex has 60 extra care retirement apartments and eight bungalows and is run by AnchorHanover Housing.

There are a range of on site facilities including a lounge, restaurant. hobbies room and hair salon.

There is also a 24 hour emergency call system in place for those needing assistance.

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Bosses at the block say they have been working closely with Public Health England.

Wavereley Court area manager Kirstie Garlick said: “During this unprecedented time we continue to provide support to our residents whose wellbeing is paramount.

“Waverley Court is an extra care housing location made up of 60 apartments and eight bungalows.

“We have had three people test positive and they are isolating in line with government guidelines.

Waverley Court in Portishead
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“We are working closely with Public Health England and the local authority.

“As soon as we were informed we took immediate action, notifying all residents at the scheme who were told to self-isolate.

“We continue to follow Public Health England guidance throughout this period and continue to take all of the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of all our residents and our colleagues.”

The number of coronavirus cases across the UK continues to rise.

The latest seven-day rate for North Somerset is 53.9 per 100,000 which is an increase on last week’s rate.

The comparable South West seven-day rate 75.4 per 100,000 population and the England rate is 161.3.

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