Covid: Norfolk care home boss ‘shocked’ over new variant’s spread

Ms Emsley, 31, said it started with residents having cold and flu-like symptoms.

“As the day went on more and more people became poorly and it started affecting staff as well,” she said.

Ms Emsley felt it could have been a new variant because of the pace at which it was spreading, she said.

“We were very shocked but luckily we didn’t actually find the results out until the Covid outbreak was over and done with,” she said.

All residents have recovered but some are suffering with long Covid and staff at are monitoring them closely.

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