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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 1:31 pm, 10th November 2020

A constituent’s father is in a care home. He is non-verbal and relies on touch to communicate. She says:

“I have not been able to hug my dad for over eight months. I have not been able to hold his hand. I have not been able to…take his youngest grandchild to meet him.”

Eight months into this crisis, will the Secretary of State urgently set out the scope of his pilot keyworker-status scheme, accelerate its implementation and tell us when a combination of regular rapid testing and personal protective equipment will allow my constituent to safely hold her dad’s hand again and put an end to this slow torture?