Ministers have talked for weeks of “ramping up” testing and delivering personal protective equipment across the UK, particularly for those working on the frontline in the NHS and social care, but there is little evidence that this is happening in practice.
A distressing number of staff in our NHS and care sector are still being forced to self-isolate because they cannot access testing. We need an urgent and coordinated plan for the NHS and social care now.
No more promises, no more excuses. I back Stephen’s call to protect the frontline with more testing and equipment needed now: