AN AYR care home is dealing with coronavirus for a second time.

Glenfairn Care Home has been affected, with a small number of people a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. 

NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Health Protection team and South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership are working with the Racecourse Road facility.

Due to patient confidentiality it is not known if any residents have been infected by the virus. 

A number of residents died from coronavirus when a first outbreak was confirmed at Glenfairn House in April. 

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Lynne McNiven, Joint Director of Public Health said:"NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Health Protection Team and the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership are working closely with a care home in South Ayrshire where a small number of individuals have either a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

"We appreciate this is a very worrying time. However, we would like to assure people that every measure is being taken to protect residents and staff.

"To respect and maintain patient confidentiality it is not possible to release any further information at this time.

"We would like to remind people of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19): new persistent cough; high temperature; and / or loss of taste and smell. Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should book a test and self-isolate immediately."

A spokesperson for Sanctuary Care said:“While would not comment on the medical condition of any of our residents or staff, we remain in regular contact with the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Directorate and continue to closely follow the detailed public health guidance being given to care homes across the United Kingdom.

“We completely understand how worrying the pandemic is for the families of everyone in our homes and can reassure them that the safety of their loved ones remains our absolute priority.”