A resident from The Meadows Nursing home was today confirmed as the first person to test positive with Covid-19 in Yate.

Reports show that with hospitalisation, the gentleman has shown signs of positive improvement.

A post on Facebook by The Meadows Manager Richard Deverson said:

"We must update on a development last night. A resident has been suffering with a chest infection for some weeks. On Tuesday the GP made the decision that they required admission to Southmead. They were tested for Covid-19 and were found to be positive. 

"Ironically, they have rallied in hospital and they are now talking about when they can come home!"

He went on to say: "We are monitoring all the residents that shared a living area and none are showing any symptoms of concern."

The home has now adopted new processes and with immediate effect no visitors are allowed to enter.

This comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tonight that all pubs, clubs, theatres and similar indoors venues for social interactions should close from tonight. In his speech he said: Your sacrifice means we are putting the country in a better and stronger position and we will be able to save thousands of lives."

The nursing home received an overall 'good' level in their recent CQC inspection, with an 'outsanding' level in their caring.