Data shows that almost two-thirds of care homes have had no staff tested

The Independent reports that only 15 per cent of care home staff have been tested for coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, which suggests the government is failing to meet a key target that every elderly resident and member of staff in England would be tested by “early June”.

The research by the Data Analysis Bureau (T-DAB) and Person Centred Software revealed that by 27 May nearly two-thirds of homes had still not had any staff members tested. Just six per cent of care home staff were tested in the seven days leading up to that date.

Full story in The Independent, 31 May 2020