Thursday 17 September 2020 / 11:03 AM Coronavirus / Liz Kendall

Ministers must guarantee weekly testing of all care workers – Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, commenting on the extension of the social care infection prevention fund, said:

“It is welcome that the Government has heeded calls from Labour and the social care sector to renew this fund.

“However, the Health Secretary’s claims that the Government have done “everything possible” to protect care homes don’t match the tragic reality of the pressures that care homes have faced throughout this pandemic.

“After broken promises on care home testing this summer, Ministers must guarantee weekly testing of all care workers will be put in place, ensure all care homes get the support they need from GPs and other NHS staff, and ensure families can safely visit loved ones in residential care.”