UK officials 'put lives at risk' over out-of-date PPE for care homes

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(Source: The Guardian)

The National Care Association has accused the government of putting lives at risk by issuing false reassurance to care homes about out-of-date PPE at the height of the pandemic.

The body, which represents independent care homes, said it was appalled to discover official guidance that stated masks past their expiry date had been tested and were fit for purpose, was not correct.

Nadra Ahmed, executive chair of NCA, also said the wrong advice could mean care homes’ coronavirus insurance might be void, putting them at risk of potentially ruinous financial consequences.

She said: “We had members contact us about the dates on the boxes they received and we sought clarifications on their behalf. We were told that they had been tested and were safe for use

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