Commenting on a government announcement for a major increase in testing for care workers and care home residents, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Wednesday):
“With the virus spreading through care homes at a terrifying rate, widespread testing for staff and patients is vital.
“This increase is welcome but should have happened much sooner.
“Care workers are on the frontline, tending to the most vulnerable people, and they need certainty and reassurance about their health.
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.