Please read below a statement from Cllr Nigel Bell, Leader of Watford Labour Group and West Watford county councillor regarding the government not following the care home test pledge.
“It is utterly appalling that the government have abandoned their pledge on covid testing for care homes. Not only does this compromise the health and safety of residents, it impacts care home staff, residents families and more. It is just one of many reasons why Herts County Labour group called for an investigation into the number of excess deaths in particular in care homes in Watford and Hertsmere.
We have to support the health and social care sector in the same way they support us and that begins with more testing.“