B&M care homes enter ‘cocoon phase’ amid coronavirus concerns

PUBLISHED: 18:40 13 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:08 14 March 2020

St Andrews Care Home is one of the care homes in Hertfordshire shut to visitors. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Andrews Care Home is one of the care homes in Hertfordshire shut to visitors. Picture: DANNY LOO

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B&M Care, a company which owns several care homes in Hertfordshire, has made the decision to enter a ‘cocoon phase’ following coronavirus concerns.

They have closed each of its homes to external visitors, excluding medical professionals, until Wednesday, March 25.

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There have been no confirmed or suspected diagnoses of coronavirus in any B&M care homes, the decision is a precautionary one.

Its care homes in Hertfordshire include Clare Lodge Care Home in St Albans, Milford Lodge Care Home in Hitchin and St Andrews Care Home in WGC.

A statement on the chain's website said: 'We would like to continue to reassure our residents, their families and our staff that in line with our 'Coronavirus Strategy: B&M Care', we are prepared for any suspected outbreak in accordance with published NHS Guidelines.'

For more information visit bmcare.co.uk.

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