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Glenisla Care Home staff and residents to be tested for coronavirus

By Jonathan Clark

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ALL staff and residents at Glenisla Care Home in Keith are set to be tested for coronavirus.

Parklands Care Home - Glenisla Care Home, Banff Road, Keith. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Parklands Care Home - Glenisla Care Home, Banff Road, Keith. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

This comes after a resident was confirmed as having the virus. The case was confirmed on May 1.

The woman tested positive for coronavirus while in hospital and there are currently no confirmed cases within the home.

Tests will be carried out today on the residents, with staff testing having already started on Sunday.

Richard Lochhead, Moray's SNP MSP, has been in contact with management at the home since the confirmed case and received an update on the situation from Health and Social Care Moray.

It said: "Glenisla are being given test kits so that their nurse can carry out the tests on the residents on Tuesday, May 12, and these will be put to the GP surgery for processing. All residents who give consent will be offered the test.

"All staff who work at Glenisla have also been offered the test and the testing started on Sunday.

"Sixteen staff went to the drive-in testing centres at either Elgin or Huntly on Sunday and a few more are going to do the same today.

"The remaining staff will be tested by a mobile test unit on site at Glenisla."

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