New joint statement on Covid-19 and free community testing


 

A new joint position statement has been released by UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health on Covid-19 and free community testing.

 

As it stands, free community testing is due to an end on 1 April. The homelessness sector is deeply concerned as to the effects the removal of community testing will have on people experiencing homelessness and the ability to provide Covid-19 safe homelessness accommodation. 

 

Professors Andrew Hayward and Al Story have updated homeless sector advice in relation to Covid-19. As a minimum, they are recommending continued free availability for vulnerable people and health care workers to testing, and continued outreaching to provide Covid-19 vaccination.

 

View the statement here.