Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that free covid-19 lateral flow tests continue to be available to people wishing to visit relatives in care homes after 1 April 2022.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The regular asymptomatic testing regime in adult social care from 1 April 2022 is currently under review. Until 1 April, testing for visitors to care homes should align with current guidance on testing in care homes. We will set out further details in due course.

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