CQC reveals care homes worst affected by Covid-19

17 August 2021

For the first time the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a breakdown of the numbers of people who died with Covid-19 for each care home in England, revealing how the virus spread across the country.

Breakdown of Covid-linked deaths in Scottish care homes

20 April 2021

Data released to BBC Scotland by the Crown Office unit, set up to gather information on the circumstances of all Covid-19 deaths in care homes, have revealed which care homes and operators have been worst hit by the virus.

Plan to lift England's lockdown announced

23 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions in England. It is hoped that all restrictions will be able to be lifted by 21 June at the earliest.

Self-testing of care home staff for Covid-19 authorised by MHRA

2 February 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised self-testing for Covid-19 of care home staff, with rapid lateral flow devices (LFDs), which means care staff can receive two rapid tests as well as the PCR swab test every week.

Higher Covid-19 death rates in frontline staff

2 February 2021

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people working in frontline jobs, such as care workers, bus drivers and taxi drivers, who have passed away because of the Covid-19 is significantly higher than the rest of the working population.