Care home staff have been praised for isolating with residents for over a month to protect them from coronavirus.

No-one has been “in or out” of Fairhaven Lodge in St Annes, Lancashire since staff chose to go into lockdown on 24 March.

“What they are doing is amazing,” said Kate English whose mother-in-law lives at the home.

“We are determined to do everything we can to keep everyone safe,” said manager Carol Williams.

A total of 27 people – 17 residents with dementia and 10 staff – have been in lockdown for five weeks.

The home’s six carers, a cook and a housekeeper are living in spare rooms in the privately-owned home and working seven days a week, with two taking the night shift.

Mrs English, whose mother-in-law Elizabeth Wilson, 89,

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