Ministers were warned two years ago of care homes’ exposure to pandemics

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Ministers were warned two years ago of care homes’ exposure to pandemics




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Detailed reports by social care directors in England called for PPE and improved infection control

Ministers faced fresh allegations on Wednesday of failing to prepare care homes for a pandemic, as it emerged that Covid-19 may have killed 22,000 residents in England and Wales – more than twice the official toll.

Council social care directors in England warned the government two years ago, in a series of detailed reports, about care homes’ exposure to a pandemic, the Guardian has learned.

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