The Government have announced a new support package for care homes, backed by a £600 million fund.
This new money will go towards a series of measures aimed at helping adult social care providers reduce the rate of transmission in, and between, care homes. It will be used to meet the additional costs of restricting staff to work in one care home only and pay the wages of those self-isolating.
In addition, the new measures increase clinical support, by giving each care home a named clinical contact and asks all councils to make sure they have a care home support plan in place.
A letter has been sent to all local authorities in England asking them to ensure the measures are adopted.