Thursday 1 October 2020 / 12:01 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to Health and Social Care Committee call for all NHS staff to be tested weekly for Covid-19

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the Health and Social Care Committee call for all NHS staff to be tested weekly for Covid-19, said:

“Labour has been calling for regular testing of NHS staff for months – it must now be an urgent priority. Weekly testing of all frontline healthcare workers reduces the spread of the virus and helps protect NHS staff and patients.

“It is important that the NHS can treat Covid and non-Covid patients at the same time. This should include putting in place infection control measures to make sure patients can continue to safely receive their care, and routine testing of all staff should be a part of this.”