Officials have blamed rising demand and “unexpected delays” for problems in providing coronavirus testing for care home staff and residents.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has cast doubt on reports of fresh draconian new lockdown restrictions for London and said talk of an expanded shielding programme was “just speculation”.
Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports.
Care homes in England have been without regular coronavirus tests for over a fortnight, a leading provider said, after the Government said a certain kit should not be used while it investigates safety concerns.
Scotland’s top prosecutor is being urged to consider whether the Scottish Government’s handling of care homes during the coronavirus crisis breached public health legislation.
The First Minster has been urged to support care workers “after the clapping has stopped”.
Poor pay and conditions for care workers have harmed efforts to stop coronavirus spread, the organisation responsible for looking after the elderly in Aberdeen has warned.
Scotland’s care watchdog was warned more than 170 times about staff shortages at care homes amid the coronavirus crisis, an investigation has found.
Care home residents and workers are being failed by the Government, according to Scottish Labour.
Experts are working to allow care home residents to have more visitors but cannot make changes currently due to safety concerns, Scotland’s chief nursing officer has said.
Care homes have been given the long-awaited green light to allow loved ones to safely visit residents, after providers expressed “immense frustration” at a delay in Government guidance.
Sir Keir Starmer has criticised the Prime Minister for missing social care funding out of his investment plan for the next stage of lockdown.
Care home workers are being denied sick pay if they are self-isolating, with some avoiding being tested for Covid-19 due to money worries, union leaders have claimed.
Residents at an Aberdeen care home have been reunited with their loved ones.
Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “trying to shift the blame” for the Government’s coronavirus failings onto care homes after the Prime Minister suggested “too many” did not properly follow procedures.
Downing Street has declined to apologise after Boris Johnson provoked anger when he suggested “too many” care homes did not properly follow procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson’s claims that “too many” care homes did not properly follow procedures during the coronavirus pandemic have been branded “clumsy and cowardly” by a sector leader.
Care providers have rejected comments from the Prime Minister that “too many” care homes did not properly follow procedures during the coronavirus pandemic, calling them “neither accurate nor welcome”.
Almost 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died with coronavirus, the majority dying in their care home, official figures show.
Staff and residents in care homes for people over 65 or with dementia will be regularly tested for coronavirus from next week, the Government has announced.
Hospital patients should not be discharged straight into care homes if a second coronavirus wave hits but should stay in interim beds to avoid infection spread, an expert has said.
Katherine Jenkins has urged the public not to forget the older generation after singing to care home residents, their families and staff in a live-streamed concert from her garden.
Men working in social care have more than double the risk of death from Covid-19 as those in the general population, while women have twice the risk, new figures show.
The health secretary has announced a "cautious, phased return" to the resumption of care home visits from next month.
The Scottish Government has not ruled out holding a separate public inquiry into how coronavirus has spread through care homes, MPs have been told.
Around a quarter of social services directors said hospital patients were discharged to places without enough protective equipment or where they could not self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found.
The Care Inspectorate has revealed serious concerns over how some homes are responding to the Covid-19 outbreak.
A minister has become embroiled in a row after apparently saying that policies blamed for the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes were based on scientific advice.
It is safe for people to send their loved ones into care homes, the Health Secretary has insisted, as he said the coronavirus epidemic in the sector is “coming under control”.
The Government is understood to be on track to meet its June 6 care home coronavirus test target, despite a survey finding some had not received testing kits.