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PMQs: Labour leader blames government for care home deaths

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the government was directly to blame for the excessive Covid-19 death toll in care homes.

PM under fire for comments made about care homes

Prime minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism for comments he made on Monday this week, after he suggested that “too many care homes didn’t really follow” coronavirus safety procedures.

Commons Home Affairs Committee calls for wider visa extensions

The Commons Home Affairs Committee has urged the government to extend free visa extensions to all NHS and social care workers from overseas, regardless of their specific roles.

In Focus: Johnson's U-turn on NHS surcharge

Boris Johnson was accused of double standards last week when he asserted that migrant health and care workers would have to continue paying a surcharge fee of 400 pounds per year to use NHS services.

UK contact tracing system to be ready by June 1, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK’s Covid-19 track and trace operation will be ready by June 1, with the capability to track those who have been in contact with 10,000 new cases per day.

Prime Minister’s Questions: PM and Labour leader clash over Covid-19 guidance

Prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer clashed at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons over government advice concerning care homes which was issued in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

PMQs: Raab deputises for Boris Johnson after Carrie Symonds gives birth

Deputising for prime minister Boris Johnson at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament following the birth of Johnson's son, foreign secretary Dominic Raab informed MPs that the government plans to “ramp up testing in care homes, overhaul the way PPE is delivered and expand the care workforce by 20,000.”

A third of Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales are in care homes, official figures say

Data provided by the Office for National Statistics [ONS] shows that around a third of all Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales are occurring in care homes.

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