Flu shots are always a good idea, particularly if you plan to visit a care home. (File photo)

Quarantine at Sooke’s Ayre Manor set to be lifted

One patient was found to have influenza type A

A quarantine that went into effect last weekend at Sooke’s Ayre Manor will be lifted soon, but the situation should serve as a cautionary tale for the community, says Linda Quigley, the director of care at Ayre Manor.

“We had a case of influenza A over the weekend ,and it’s our protocol to put a quarantine in place to protect our residents and visitors alike,” Quigley said on Wednesday

“The message that we’d like to get out is that, especially during flu season, you should get vaccinated if you’re planning to visit a care home anywhere. As well, before you go in, wash your hands and, if you’re not feeling well, either wear a mask or, even better, postpone your visit until the symptoms pass.”

The quarantine at Ayre Manor meant that visitation was severely restricted and, except for some special cases, most visits were not allowed.

“It’s pretty standard that these steps would be taken in care homes where some of the residents might be particularly vulnerable to illnesses like the flu,” said Quigley.

She added that the one resident who had fallen ill is making a good recovery and that no new cases have been discovered since the quarantine went into effect.



mailto:tim.collins@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Home care transition could exacerbate worker shortage: Seniors advocate

Advocate fears impact of eight-hour shift model on an industry under stress

United Way to recognize outstanding community members

The annual Spirit Awards celebration will feature 13 award recipients

Rickter Scale: More smoke and secondhand hindsight

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

How worried should we be about the bees?

One bee species hasn’t been seen since 1990

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C. man turned to dating site for pimp operation, court hears

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

Tofino beckons Trudeau for quiet Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Most Read