Council officials have confirmed that positive tests at a care home in Bridlington have contributed to a spike in the number of Covid cases in recent days.
The number of cases in the Hilderthorpe and Bridlington West ward has shot up, and is currently at 51 infections.*
That makes the area one of the worst hot-spots in the country, but East Riding of Yorkshire Council has said it is taking measures to keep residents and staff safe.
A spokesperson at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We can confirm that a care home in Bridlington has COVID-19 cases and can provide assurance that we are working closely with public health and all appropriate agencies to ensure that the necessary actions are being taken to keep residents and staff as safe as possible during these unprecedented times.
“We are incredibly proud of the way in which people have risen to the challenges posed by the pandemic and in particular of the way in which they work with compassion and commitment to support our vulnerable residents, families and each other.
“As always, we encourage people to follow the council’s 3 Steps To Safety: Prevent. Notice. Act.
“You can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by regular and thorough handwashing, social distancing, ventilating inside spaces and wearing a face covering, unless you’re exempt. Make sure you notice symptoms of COVID-19 – either a new, continuous cough; a high temperature; or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell. And, if you do notice any of those symptoms, immediately act to self-isolate straight away and request a test as soon as possible.”
16th April 2021.