Leaving school staff alone to battle Covid threat is reckless

Absence of guidance causing anxiety and confusion

Ending free Covid tests could threaten public services

Provision of tests needed to contain infection spread

Ending free tests is a foolish move, says UNISON    

Ditching all safety requirements is irresponsible

No one should be profiting from test and trace failure, says UNISON

Government must put system in hands of public health bodies

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Only weekly testing of NHS staff will stop the virus in its tracks

The government has failed to keep its many testing promises

Testing chaos to blame for rise in NHS 111 and 999 calls, says UNISON

Extra calls putting strain on the system

Key workers need a fit-for-purpose testing system immediately, says UNISON

Testing crucial to ensure workers aren’t isolating unnecessarily

Care home deaths expose social care system ‘unfit for purpose’, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says complete overhaul needed so no one is left unprotected again

Care home death rates show continued need for PPE and testing, says UNISON

Risk of infection must be reduced for care workers

Voluntary redeployment at a COVID testing centre: ‘I’m proud to be part of the NHS family’

UNISON’s One Team campaign celebrates the almost half a million people that make up the support workforce of the NHS. During the current pandemic, the role these staff play in the health service is just as vital

Voluntary redeployment at a COVID testing centre: ‘We’re all cogs in the wheel’

During the pandemic, the nearly 500,000 support staff of the NHS are as vital as ever

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Country craves clarity and a safe return to work, says UNISON

Government is making people bewildered, not reassured

Boost to testing for care workers is welcome, says UNISON

Increase was needed much sooner

Testing increase welcome, but government mustn’t overpromise, says UNISON

Staff want to be tested but ministers must be realistic about what is possible