Flu-bug families told to stay away from care home

The Eadar Glinn care home in Drummore Road, Oban

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Relatives are being told to stay away from Oban’s bug-stricken Eadar Glinn care home if they have symptoms of flu.

They are being advised to wait five days after the onset of illness before visiting the home so the situation, which has seen the home in Dunmore Road shut to new admissions, can be managed.

‘Families have been contacted by the home advising them of the situation’, said a spokesperson for Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership.

A  flu and viral outbreak at the home forced the council to close it to new admissions ‘as a precaution’ on Tuesday afternoon.

Tests are being carried out at the 25-bed home and the situation is being reviewed on a daily basis.

‘As a precaution, the Eadar Glinn residential home in Oban has been closed to admissions following an outbreak of flu and viral illness among the residents and staff,’  said the spokesperson.