Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

What assessment he has made of the availability of covid-19 testing for (a) care home residents and (b) home care recipients.

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

The Government is committed to testing every resident in every care home in England when they need it. Around 30,000 care home residents have already been tested. We have started couriering tests directly to care homes and testing the whole home will now be done when it is needed to prevent outbreaks and control infections. We are offering testing to all social care workers and unpaid carers. We are also making tests available to over 65s and people they live with who show symptoms, which therefore includes many, although not all of those who receive home care

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