We, along with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust have increased our support to all the care homes in Torbay during this difficult time.

We are working very closely with Devon County Council, all our care home providers are encouraged to use the Devon Provider Engagement Network. This is a web-based information and engagement tool which provides up to date advice and helps them to raise any issues.

We know staffing in care homes is a concern and we are reviewing this regularly, the homes can escalate any issues with us as they happen. We are working with providers to look at how staff can be used more flexibly across the care home sector and how new staff can be trained in providing care quickly.

We will continue to support homes in the decisions they may have to make regarding restriction of visitors and movement of residents during this period.