Provide regular, weekly coronavirus testing for Adult Day Support Workers

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Tens of thousands of vulnerable people rely on Adult Day Support to allow them to live their lives to the full and achieve their potential.

Individuals with dementia, learning difficulties and mental health conditions use the care provided by Adult Day Support Workers, as do their families.

But those Adult Day Support Workers are currently unable to access regular testing for coronavirus, putting them, the adults they care for and the families of both at risk.

This is both unfair and hard to understand when the country’s testing capacity has been dramatically expanded in recent months with lateral flow tests being rolled out to communities, schools and care homes.

We call for urgent action to address this missing part of the testing system so that regular, weekly testing of Adult Day Support Workers is available. This would ensure the lifeline these vital services provide can continue safely.