Welsh care homes to receive weekly COVID-19 tests in four-week trial

From Monday 15 June, all care home staff in Wales will be offered a weekly test for a four-week period.

These will be self-administered swabs acquired either through the Care Home Portal or directly from the health board.

According to Welsh health and social services minister Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Assembly will continue to assess the impact.

  • Every care home in England will now be offered a coronavirus test for all residents and staff, even if they have no symptoms, the DHSC has stated.
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