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Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

First published:
9 June 2020
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

From Monday 15th June, all care home staff will be offered a weekly test for a four-week period. These will be self-administered swabs acquired either through the Care Home Portal or directly from the health board. We are keeping it under review, following this point we will assess the impact and consider next steps to ensure that we can continue to safeguard our care homes.

I would like to thank the significant effort undertaken by local health board staff to ensure that we have been able to deliver a significant testing programme. We will continue to work with care homes and the sector to ensure that regular testing helps to support our Test, Trace and Protect programme.