Following the recent Covid-19 diagnosis of a resident at Parkdale, reports are coming in of staff members required to self isolate.
It has been well publicised in recent days that the only Covid-19 related death in Perthshire since June was in Auchterarder. St Margaret’s hospital was closed to new admissions for 7 days and now Parkdale has been placed in lockdown for 28 days.
Now it has been reported that three members of staff at Parkdale have tested positive for Covid-19 and those staff are now required to self isolate.
Parkdale which is run by Perth and Kinross Council has been closed to visitors and staff and residents have been tested for the virus. At present reports say that no residents have tested positive.
Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership have stated that they are taking every possible step to prevent any further spread of the virus.
As a community it is up to us to also take steps to try and curb the spread of this virus within our local area and look after our vulnerable members. Now is the time to go back to basics, washing hands frequently, wearing a mask when out and about if you can and of course keep that social distance from others.
It is highly likely that there will be some more cases of Covid-19 found in the local area from contact before the first case was found. What we can do now, is limit the spread as much as possible going forwards.
If you have to isolate for one reason or another and are struggling to get essential supplies, the Auchterarder Parish Church Community Support Team are available on 01764 660152.
Keep yourself and others safe and hopefully we will be able to minimise the spread of the virus within the local community.
On a personal note, to the staff from Parkdale who have tested positive. Thank you for looking after our vulnerable community members. If you need anything I can help with, please let me know.