Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are on care home prioritisation for covid-19 home testing kits.

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

In June, the following criteria were assessed in order to prioritise sending test kits:

- care homes referred to us by Public Health England because they have had a new outbreak;

- care homes for older people and those with Dementia that have over 50 beds, then those with 25-50 beds; and

- all other care homes.

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