A Brighton nursing home was shutdown yesterday due to a coronavirus threat. 

The threat was identified when a healthcare worker that had visited the home was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Staff and residents are being monitored with nobody showing any symptoms at this stage. 

The nursing home will reopen to families and other visitors once the threat is deemed to be cleared. 


To date only eight people have tested positive for coronavirus in England. 

This risk posed to individuals here is still rated low. 

The UK government will continue to monitor the situation in the case that preventative measure need to be tightened.


Government Recommendations 

The UK Government has issued travel advice as well as information on signs and symptoms of the virus.

View the latest recommendations at the UK Government website.


Find out More

Read more about the nursing home closure at the Care Home Professional website.

Read AutumnCare's blog on general infection prevention and control measures for care homes.