Test all frontline care workers for #coronavirus
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I'm the manager of a residential care home and facing one of the toughest times we have faced. I have seen staff having to self-isolate and residents doing the same, and there are hundreds of other care staff across the country in the same boat.
Every day we go to the care home and deliver care to the elderly and most vulnerable with limited supplies of gloves, aprons, masks, hand sanitiser etc. We are not being tested and nor are the residents. How do we know that we are not spreading it to them, or leaving the care homes and spreading COVID-19 to our families and members of the public? The truth is we don’t know.
That's why we're calling on the Government to urgently ensure care workers to be tested.
The same dilemma is being faced by everyone working in a care home, domestic staff, cooks, administrators and volunteers. The Government classed us as unskilled and yet now we're expected to be the frontline workforce, keeping residents out of hospitals and protecting your loved ones.
The Government have announced the virus is spreading at a faster pace than expected and currently the only tests being done are to people who require hospital admission.
The knowledge that I could be spreading this with residents I work with and my family is the worst feeling. As a dad of three beautiful children -I struggle to know what the most responsible thing to do is.
There are care workers up and down the country delivering care into peoples homes, possibly spreading the virus further into other families.
I am petitioning for all care workers to be tested! We are your front line! Please help us by signing
Care Workers deserve better! We deserve to be tested and we deserve equipment to do our jobs!
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