PMQs: Rayner urges Johnson to ‘get some skates on’ with Covid testing improvements before ‘winter crisis’
Boris Johnson has been told to urgently protect care homes from coronavirus by improving the testing regime and providing PPE ahead of winter, when the NHS is expected to struggle.
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner, in her first Prime Minister’s Questions, urged Mr Johnson to “get some skates on” before a “winter crisis hits” the UK’s care homes.
She said the UK is “staring down the barrel of a second wave” and care home workers are “still not getting the PPE they need, they’re still not getting the testing they need.”
The care sector has been severely hit by the coronavirus crisis, with over 20,000 residents having died with the illness.
Ms Rayner added: “I urge the Prime Minister to get on top of this problem now before the winter crisis hits.
“The Prime Minister has put his faith in Operation Moonshot, but meanwhile on planet Earth there