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.
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: www.nhs.uk/conditions/Norovirus/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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
THIS INFORMATION WAS LAST UPDATED ON:
Friday 18th May 2018 at 10.30hrs
TAUNTON AND SOMERSET HOSPITAL - some restrictions in place
Eliot ward - confirmed Norovirus, earliest likely opening Monday 21st May
Fielding Ward - Bays C & D - confirmed Norovirus - earliest likely opening Monday 21st May
YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL - no issues reported
SOMERSET PARTNERSHIP - no issues reported
ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL - no issues reported
WESTON AREA NHS TRUST - no issues reported
CARE HOMES & SCHOOLS (Via Public Health England) -
The Towans Care Home, Burnham on Sea - suspected Norovirus outbreak, 3/5/18
Cedar Lodge Residential Home, Taunton - suspected Norovirus outbreak, 11/5/18
Additional Contact Numbers:
RUH IP+C team - 01225 825463
Health Protection Unit Southwest (South) - 08442 253557
SCCG by Taunton & Somerset IP+C Team