Supported Housing: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend covid-19 testing for all eligible care homes to residents in supported living settings.

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

Holding answer received on 18 June 2020

Further expansion of testing to other adult social care settings will be guided by clinical advice on relative priority and available testing capacity.

We are listening to views about how different groups may be affected by the virus and are continuing to explore how we can support other parts of the sector such as those in supported living settings.

We have significantly increased testing capacity so everyone with symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested. Anyone with suspected symptoms in these settings can also access testing by self-refer via the following link:

www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

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