Boris Johnson to unveil £546million winter rescue package to fight off Covid-19 in care homes
A WINTER rescue package of £546million to fight off Covid-19 in care homes will be unveiled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson tomorrow.
Because of the high risk of care home workers spreading infection, they will work in only one home and be compensated for any reduced hours.
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Money will also be channelled to help limit care home workers’ use of public transport and stock up on PPE.
Tonight Mr Johnson warned that family visits to care homes may have to be cut off to protect the elderly.
He told The Sun: “Be in no doubt we’re going to do absolutely all we can to stop the spread in care homes.
“And I’m afraid it’s an incredibly difficult thing, but we are going to have to place some restrictions on people, visitors being able to go into care homes.”
The Prime Minister has also railed against “sneak” culture – urging Brits not to snitch on their neighbours unless they are having “Animal House parties” with “hot tubs and so forth”.
Mr Johnson says we should step in first and talk to rulebreakers before reporting them to the authorities.
He told The Sun: “I have never much in favour of sneak culture, myself.
“What people should do in the first instance is obviously if they are concerned is raise it with their friends and neighbours.
“But I think what is reasonable for anyone to do is if they think there is a serious threat to public health as a result of their neighbours' activities – if there is some huge kind of Animal House party taking place, as I am sure, hot tubs and so forth, and there is a serious threat to public health then its reasonable for the authorities to know.”
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