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Weaver's Court in Diss placed under lockdown following Covid outbreak

A housing with care scheme in Diss has been placed under lockdown following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Visitation has been limited and communal areas have been closed at Weaver’s Court, in Mount Street, after two members of staff came down with the virus.

The measures are in line with government guidance, which states that lockdown measures should be introduced if two or more people test positive at a care home. While allowed, mixing among residents is also discouraged.

Weaver's Court, in Diss. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Weaver's Court, in Diss. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Despite being owned by housing association Saffron Housing, care at Weavers Court is operated by Norse Care.

A spokeswoman for the care provider said: “We continue to thank tenants for being co-operative in this situation.

“It’s thanks to tenants and people living in our residential care homes that we have been able to manage the situation effectively, keeping people as safe as possible throughout the pandemic.

“We’d also like to thank our staff, who continue to work very hard in what can be a challenging situation.”

While visitors are currently prohibited from entering the home, residents are free to leave as they please.

The outbreak began earlier this month and tenants have been under the measures for a little over a week now.

Provided remaining staff continue to test negative, the measures are expected to be lifted on Monday.

Unrelated to the Covid outbreak, tenants are currently under a 48-hour self-isolation period due to cases of diarrhoea and vomiting circulating in the care setting.

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