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Scottish Lockdown And Home Care Testing

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Following the First Minister’s statement this evening (Saturday 19 December), confirming a three week Tier 4 lockdown in Scotland from Boxing Day, Rhea Wolfson of the GMB Scotland Women’s Campaigns Unit said:

“The Scottish Government can’t wait until mid-January to roll out workplace testing for home carers - they need to find a way to bring this forward immediately.

“We can’t have 14,000 home carers in Scotland, supported only with PPE,
working through a lockdown prompted by a more transmissible strain of COVID-19.

“Failure to act now to protect these key workers and their service users would be an exacerbation of the negligence they have already endured.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077

Notes to Editors:

“Huge Support For Action In Home Care Services”, GMB Scotland Press Release, Friday 18th December, access at: <<>>