06 June 2020 – Whole home coronavirus testing rolled out to all care homes

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: DHSC
National Care Forum
Care UK

Overview: Every care home in England will now be offered a coronavirus test for all residents and staff, even if they have no symptoms. New social care sector COVID-19 support taskforce set up to support the sector and prevent further transmission.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/whole-home-testing-rolled-out-to-all-care-homes-in-england

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government