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:
Thursday 17th January 2019 at 10.00hrs
TAUNTON AND SOMERSET HOSPITAL - no restrictions reported
YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL - no restrictions reported
SOMERSET PARTNERSHIP - no restrictions reported
ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL - no restrictions reported
WESTON AREA NHS TRUST - no restrictions reported
CARE HOMES & SCHOOLS (Via Public Health England) -
Oaktrees Residential Home, Bridgwater - suspected influenza outbreak, onset 28/12/18
Sydenham House Residential Home, Bridgwater - suspected influenza outbreak, onset 18/12/18
Abbeyfield Care Home, Taunton - suspected Norovirus outbreak, onset 31/12/18
Grovelands Care Home, Yeovil - suspected influenza outbreak, onset 31/12/18
Avalon Nursing Home Bridgwater - suspected influenza outbreak, onset 10/01/19
Cookson's Court, Yeovil - respiratory tract infections - reported 10/01/19.
Cary Brook Residential Home Castle Cary - Influenza Like Illness - onset 9/1/19.
Additional Contact Numbers:
RUH IP+C team - 01225 825463
Health Protection Unit Southwest (South) - 08442 253557
SCCG by Taunton & Somerset IP+C Team