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The boss of Britain’s largest representative group for care homes said he fears the government’s test and trace scheme will result in “many” members of staff having to self-isolate.
Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, said testing in care homes needs to be prioritised, and expressed fears that the test and trace scheme will result in “many” members of staff having to self-isolate.
“We have got to get on top of it and we’ve got to also prioritise care homes because of course it’s care homes where the most vulnerable people live, so I really want to see testing ramped up.
“I want to see also some really clear policy on how we both test but also track and trace, because I have real concerns that the tracking and tracing programme - unless we get proper guidance for care homes - will produce many staff having to self-isolate and that will again exacerbate the problems in care homes.
One of the standout moments of yesterday’s Downing Street briefing was Boris Johnson twice stopping his two most senior scientific advisors, Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, from answering questions about Dominic Cummings.