Media statement on Testing:
Scottish Care has been arguing for the testing of all homecare staff on the same basis as care home staff for some considerable time.
Regretfully this has not been progressed
Whilst we recognise that testing resource requires to be prioritised it is our belief that homecare staff are an essential service s as and deserve equal treatment.
CEO Dr Donald Macaskill said:
“The women and men who work in homecare support thousands to live independently at home. A typical day involves frequent visits to different people and it is therefore critical especially now that the presence of the virus seems to be on the increase in our communities that we start to urgently test all homecare staff. We owe it both to keep this dedicated workforce safe and to protect those who they care for.”