Two Arrests Made in Connection with Care Home COVID Outbreak

A 57-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of willful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

Devon & Cornwall Police said no further arrests were currently planned in relation to the ongoing enquiry into the outbreak at the Care Home.

Nine deaths have been reported at the home since 25 February, all of which are all believed to be related to the outbreak.

The investigation is currently being led by Devon & Cornwall Police in partnership with a multi-agency safeguarding response in order to maintain safeguarding of those residents in the home.

The probe is focusing on infection control and management within the home and is not related to the vaccination of residents.

The service was rated Good by the CQC in the safe and well-led categories following a focused inspection in September 2020. The CQC is currently carrying out an additional review of care quality at the home.

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