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Day: July 3, 2020

Regular tests at care homes soon
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Regular tests at care homes soon

    Staff and residents in care homes in England will be regularly tested for coronavirus from next week, the government has said. Care home workers will be tested weekly, while residents will receive a test every 28 days, according to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It has also promised intensive testing in any care home facing a coronavirus outbreak or an increased risk of a flare-up. The programme will be rolled out from Monday to all care homes for people aged over 65, and those with dementia, which have registered to receive re-testing over the next four weeks. It will then be expanded to the entire care home sector from August. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government's response to the pandemic "has always been led by the latest scient...