Wednesday 13 January 2021 / 11:09 PM Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to reports that coronavirus hospital patients can be discharged into care homes without being tested under draft Government guidelines

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to reports that coronavirus hospital patients can be discharged into care homes without being tested under draft Government guidelines leaked to The Telegraph, said:

 

“This is history repeating itself with potentially tragic consequences yet again.

 

“Having failed to protect care homes in the first wave it appears ministers simply have not learnt the lessons.

 

“We urge ministers to review this guidance and ensure that no one is discharged into a care home without a Covid test, to protect lives.”