Domiciliary Care Workers in Telford and Wrekin to be offered regular testing
Telford and Wrekin Council have set up a regular testing process for Domiciliary Care Workers that will test for Coronavirus even if workers are not showing symptoms.
Care Workers visit vulnerable people in their own homes to give personal care and support and are an integral part of the social care support network in the borough.
Testing Care Workers in a regular fashion helps prevent the spread of the virus to vulnerable people.
Currently all staff and residents in care homes are tested on a regular basis through the national programme but this has not yet been extended to Domiciliary Care Workers.
Andy Burford, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “Protecting the most vulnerable people in the borough and preventing the spread of the virus is a priority for us.
“By extending regular testing for Domiciliary Care Workers we can potentially identify cases earlier and prevent serious outbreaks among some of our most vulnerable residents.
“It also gives Domiciliary Care Workers piece of mind, helping them to go about their job and not worrying about passing on the virus to the people they care for or their families.