Coronavirus: How are care homes gearing up for a potential rise in infections? – BBC Newsnight

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Published on 15 Sep 2020, 22:51
After being hit so badly at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, how are care homes protecting themselves from the possibility of a second spike?
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The government has written to care homes providers in England warning them of a rise in infections in the sector.

A letter from the Department of Health urged care bosses to take "necessary action to prevent and limit outbreaks". Cases were mainly among staff but risked spreading, it said.

To ensure residents remain safe but still enjoy a good quality of life, care homes need regular and reliable testing.

So, as autumn fast approaches, is the government doing enough to make sure we have as much testing capacity as possible?

Deb Cohen reports.

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