The disclosure that doctors are facing problems getting tested comes amid mounting concern among MPs of all parties that the system in England is experiencing major problems. Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, warned last week that the test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has defended its performance and blamed problems on too many people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus seeking a test. … [Read more...] about ‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system
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House prices have hit an all-time high after a post-lockdown boom Find out your risk of catching Covid-19 here Matt Hancock said airport coronavirus testing 'doesn't work' Ofqual chiefs claimed that exams could have gone ahead this summer The discrepancy in the figures is based on when they were recorded. … [Read more...] about UK coronavirus death toll grows by 13 to 41,527 as cases rise by 1,735 in last 24 hours
1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes 'badly let down' during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales' care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was "flawed" when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances
Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?
"But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose - we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff