Adult Care: Covid-19

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

Families with loved ones in care homes are desperate to start visiting again, but are banned from doing so in swathes of the country with extra restrictions. The Government’s own carers advisory group says that visits are essential for residents’ health, and that, to make them safe, relatives should be treated like key workers—with regular testing. Will the Minister now please put that testing in place and lift the blanket ban on care home visits in lockdown areas, so that we can help to bring all families back together again?