HC-One, the operator of Home Farm, confirmed the change of heart this week after a deal said to have been brokered by local MP, Ian Blackford.
The SNP’s Westminster Leader has also written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to request immediate top up payments for careworkers elsewhere who are facing similar circumstances.
The Highland Council has now put a range of measures in place to help those in the Portree community who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak at Home Farm.
This could mean new care arrangements will be put in place for residents at Home Farm Care Home.
Seven residents have died due to the coronavirus outbreak at the independent Home Farm Care Home on Skye.
A seventh death has occurred at the care home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement last night (Friday), NHS Highland said it recognised that the coronavirus outbreak which has seen the deaths of five residents at Home Farm care home in Portree, was causing concern in the local community and that the health board wanted to give an update on the actions being taken to address this.
Five residents of the Home Farm care home in Portree have now died as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
The fifth death was confirmed today (Wednesday) by HC-One, operators of Home Farm independent care home in Portree, who said the resident had passed away overnight.