By 15 May, nearly as many Covid-19 deaths were being registered each week in Britain's care homes as in its hospitals

12 March

Public Health England stops testing in the community, including care homes

 

15 April

People discharged from hospital to be tested before being admitted to a care home

Hospitals

Care homes

At home

Other

6,000

5,000

4,000

15 April

3,000

2,000

28 April

14 May

1,000

0

27

March

3

April

10

April

17

April

24

April

1

May

8

May

15

May

28 April

Testing extended to asymptomatic care home staff and residents - but only once.

PHE proposes care home staff live-in for four weeks, but idea rejected

 

14 May

As part of £600m infection control plan, care home staff told to work in only one home - five weeks after PHE discovered agency workers spread virus

Hospitals

Care homes

At home

Other

6,000

12 March

Public Health England stops testing in the community, including care homes

5,000

15 April

People discharged from hospital to be tested before being admitted to a care home

14 May

As part of £600m infection control plan, care home staff told to work in only one home - five weeks after PHE discovered agency workers spread virus

4,000

3,000

2,000

28 April

Testing extended to asymptomatic care home staff and residents - but only once.

PHE proposes care home staff live-in for four weeks, but idea rejected

1,000

0

27 March

3 April

10 April

17 April

24 April

1 May

8 May

15 May

Hospitals

Care homes

At home

Other

6,000

12 March

Public Health England stops testing in the community, including care homes

5,000

15 April

People discharged from hospital to be tested before being admitted to a care home

14 May

As part of £600m infection control plan, care home staff told to work in only one home - five weeks after PHE discovered agency workers spread virus

4,000

3,000

2,000

28 April

Testing extended to asymptomatic care home staff and residents - but only once.

PHE proposes care home staff live-in for four weeks, but idea rejected

1,000

0

Week ending

27 March

3 April

10 April

17 April

24 April

1 May

8 May

15 May