(CMR) In response to positive COVID-19 cases at Maple House, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in collaboration with Public Health and the Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development, has enacted its contingency plans for all individuals testing positive to reside separately in isolation at another location, thereby enabling staff to continue to care for residents during their quarantine period.
Since October 2021, all of the Government’s residential care facilities operated by DCFS have conducted routine testing for COVID-19 with lateral flow tests, approved by Public Health and utilized by the UK. The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development has fully supported these regimens.
This week the Ministry was made aware that routine testing at Maple House – a residential home that cares for adults with special needs and/or disabilities – revealed positive cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff members. PCR testing was conducted for all staff and residents.
In line with scientific and medical understanding of Covid-19 and its variants, the Ministry will continue to provide all resources to DCFS to support its staff and the residents of the Government’s care homes in aiding to prevent mortality and reduce morbidity from this highly contagious disease.