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Care Homes During Covid: A Timeline

Delyth Jewell MS has repeatedly raised concerns with the Welsh Government that their testing policy in relation to residents returning to care homes from hospital could have led to a significant number of avoidable deaths. 

Up until April 23rd it was Welsh Government policy to refuse to test people entering care homes unless they were displaying symptoms, even though it was known that people who were carrying the virus but were not displaying symptoms would test positive if tested.

This meant that asymptomatic carriers of the virus were probably bringing Covid-19 into care homes every day, which may explain the substantial number of deaths that occured in care homes in Wales, prior to the policy being changed.

Below is the timeline of exchanges between Delyth Jewell MS and the Welsh Government. 

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