Home care workers - Covid-19 tests. SCIE response

20 November 2020

Commenting on news that care workers looking after people in their own homes will be offered weekly coronavirus tests, Social Care Institute for Excellence Kathryn Smith says:

This is very welcome news. Throughout the pandemic we have been pointing out that social care isn’t just about care homes, vitally important though they are. This development will be really helpful to those in the care workforce who go into people’s homes: Regular testing will give them reassurance and confidence that they can do their jobs in a more secure manner. This will also provide relief to the people who access care at home – and to their relatives. This is a most welcome development.

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