Test all carers and residents for covid 19

Test all carers and residents for covid 19

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Charlotte Bell started this petition to UK Parliament

As it stands within the UK any resident residing in a care home that show signs of covid 19 are not being routinely tested unless admitted to hospital and are sent back to the care home with self isolation guidance put  in place .

Such guidance is not realistic or safe to follow within these settings due to the amount of residents and carers some of whom are non mobile, non verbal or bed bound and need frequent assistance such as feeding , toilet needs or rotation to prevent bed sores , carers are not being given PPE to protect themselves from infection or to prevent the spread to other residents .

All residents showing signs of covid 19 or care staff should be given a test to be certain who is infected so the correct procedures can be used as self isolating is not realistic for many residents whom need regular assistance . 

Only testing severe cases leaves care staff  at higher risk of infection and residents whom use the service or reside in a care home without the help they require and putting many care staff and vulnerable peoples lives at risk should they become infected their are also many young carers whom will be unable to look after relatives should they become infected or asymptomatic  leaving no care available to their relative 

please sign my petition so we can get priority testing for caregivers and service users 

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