Five residents and three members of staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Penrith care home.
The outbreak has been confirmed by the operators of the Winters Park care home, HC-One.
A spokesman said: “Caring for our residents and supporting our colleagues is at the heart of what we do, and we are doing everything we can to make sure our residents and colleagues stay safe and well throughout these challenging times.
“Since the start of the pandemic in March, we have had a comprehensive coronavirus contingency plan in place, which was created by our clinical director and is repeatedly updated to reflect the latest government guidance. We are working closely with our local health and care partners, and we have all the medical equipment, PPE, and supplies we need to protect residents and colleagues.
“Colleagues have access to a range of specific coronavirus training modules, including on coronavirus, enhanced infection control, and the correct use of PPE.
“These training modules have been regularly updated to reflect all changes in the guidance over recent months.
“Staff at the home have been cohorted, which means they stay In particular areas of the home where possible, which helps to minimise the risk of onward spread of infection.
“While a small number of colleagues are self-isolating, we continue to have the team needed to support our residents.
“We are receiving additional support from our regional team, where necessary.
“Our wellbeing team is also working hard to keep residents active and engaged throughout this period and to support their connection with their loved ones through video and telephone calls.
“The home also has three tablet devices which we use safely and regularly to keep residents and their loved ones in touch through video calls.
“We are in contact with the next of kin of our residents, and we are grateful for their ongoing support and understanding.
“We are very proud of our colleagues and the bravery and dedication they show to supporting our residents.”