Testing announcement shows protective ring around care homes claim untrue

Responding to the daily coronavirus press conference, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Care Munira Wilson said:

"The announcement today that care homes for the disabled and those with learning disabilities are finally getting access to tests is long overdue.

"The Government allowed the virus to sweep through care homes right across the UK where the most vulnerable individuals were being looked after. The idea that there was a protective ring around care homes is both untrue and insulting to the loved ones of all those who tragically lost their lives.

"The Liberal Democrats have repeatedly stated the importance of the test, trace and isolate system being fully in place to keep people safe - testing alone is not enough. Whilst we wait for the Government to get this up and running properly, the risk of a second peak of the virus in our care homes and wider society is alarmingly possible."

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