Social Services: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Nadia Whittome Nadia Whittome Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been (a) requested and (b) completed for care workers on each day since 1 March 2020.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 29 April 2020

The Care Quality Commission referred over 34,000 care workers for testing between 10 April and 26 April. Care home workers with symptoms should be self-isolating and can access testing through the self-referral or employer referral portals. Data on the number of tests completed is not currently available or published in the format requested.

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