Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Murphy Baroness Murphy Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to testing care and nursing home residents for COVID-19 (1) before, (2) upon, and (3) three days after, admission so as to allow for a seven day quarantine period; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such testing programme on the mental health and well-being of residents in such homes.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

To provide a more comprehensive response to a number of outstanding Written Questions this has been answered by an information factsheet Testing – note for House of Lords which is attached, due to the size of the data. A copy has also been placed in the Library.

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