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"Homecare is relatively safe compared to residential care"

Public Health England survey indicates homecare is relatively safe compared to residential care.

The prevalence of COVID 19 amongst homecare caregivers is similar to the general population, according to the results of a pilot survey undertaken by Public Health England.   

Previous reports had assumed that homecare caregivers experienced similar risks of transmission as those in residential care, which now appears inaccurate.

Dr Jane Townson, the CEO of UK Homecare Association said "Homecare has proved itself relatively safe and our amazing workforce has been a lifeline to many.

Please click here to see the full survey.