Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Norovirus and Other Current Restrictions

The section below outlines the current restrictions and reported outbreaks in Somerset due to diarrhoea and/or vomiting (Norovirus).

This information is provided by each organisation for the purposes of capacity management and reflects only those restrictions required by them.

Further information

For information or advice about Norovirus, its symptoms and how to reduce the spread of the virus see:

NHS Choices – Norovirus

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.

Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Read more:

NHS 111

If you or a family member are experiencing symptoms of Noro Virus and you are concerned about your health telephone 111 .

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day and is free to call from your home telephone or mobile.

Public Health England

For advice about a local outbreak of Norovirus in your community contact Public Health England. Tel: 0300 303 8162


Friday 23rd February 2018 at 12.15hrs

TAUNTON AND SOMERSET HOSPITAL - some restrictions in place

Portman - Whole Ward - Confirmed Norovirus.  Earliest likely opening - Monday 26th February

Exmoor - Whole Ward  - Confirmed Norovirus.  Earliest likely opening - Sunday 25th February

Dunkery - bay A - confirmed norovirus. Earliest opening - Sunday 25th February 2018

Eliot Ward - whole ward - Confirmed Norovirus.  Earliest likely opening - Sunday 25th February

YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL - no restrictions in place

SOMERSET PARTNERSHIP  - no restrictions in place


ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL - no issues reported


WESTON AREA NHS TRUST  - some restrictions in place

Cheddar Ward - closed due to confirmed Norovirus.


CARE HOMES & SCHOOLS (Via Public Health England) - 
Frith House care home BoS -Flu/ILI onset 17/2/18
Wyndham House care home Minehead - Flu/ILI - date reported 20/2/18
Oaktrees care home Bridgwater - Flu/ILI - reported 20/2/18
Rowden House care home Frome - Flu/ILI - onset 14/2/18

Eastleigh Care Home, Minehead – confirmed Norovirus outbreak, 6/2/18

Stockmoor Lodge Care Home, Bridgwater – confirmed Flu outbreak, 11/2/18

Carrington House Residential Home - D&V outbreak - onset date 20/2/18

Acacia Nursing Home Yeovil - D&V - onset 2/2/18

Additional Contact Numbers:

RUH IP+C team - 01225 825463

Health Protection Unit Southwest (South) - 08442 253557

SCCG by Taunton & Somerset IP+C Team


Contact Somerset CCG by phone or email:

01935 384000


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