15 April 2020 – All care home residents and social care staff to be tested for COVID-19

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
Public Health England

Overview: All care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-offer-testing-for-everyone-who-needs-one-in-social-care-settings

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