Kesgrave care home manager denies hosting party in breach of Covid rules

Oakwood House Residential and Nursing Home, in Stollery Close, Kesgrave, has been inspected again an

Oakwood House residential and nursing home, in Stollery Close, Kesgrave

A care home manager has denied breaching Covid-19 regulations during the second national lockdown in November.

Michaela Hartley-Brown appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court for a hearing on Friday afternoon.

The 39-year-old has entered a not guilty plea to a single charge of contravening a direction, or failing to comply with an instruction during an emergency period.

Hartley-Brown is accused of refusing to comply with an instruction given by police officers to leave Oakwood House nursing home, in Stollery Close, Kesgrave, following a staff party, which allegedly breached government Covid-19 restrictions.

The hearing was previously adjourned for a case management form to be submitted.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said Hartley-Brown is alleged to have breached regulations 8(3) and (4) of the Health Protection Regulations 2020.

Hartley-Brown, of Meadow Crescent, Purdis Farm, will face a trial at the same court on October 13.

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She was released on unconditional bail until the trial.

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