Lockdown at Terence Kennedy House


Auckland aged care facility Terence Kennedy House went into lockdown in the weekend after residents contracted flu-like symptoms. Families of residents living in in the facility were told that they would not be able to visit.

"Unfortunately we have residents that have developed flu-like symptoms, therefore we have made the decision to not permit visitors into our hospital," said manager Lisa Jones.

All staff are wearing appropriate PPE to minimise the risk of symptoms spreading and precautionary COVID-19 testing has been carried out.

A spokeswoman for Residential Management Ltd said the facility's management team was in regular contact with its GP and the Ministry of Health.

"We'll be keeping a close eye on our other residents in case they develop any symptoms," she said.