Social care providers urged to use care portal

Social care providers should keep in touch with Lancashire County Council’s care portal, says Fylde MP Mark Menzies.

The portal gives regular updates on the Covid-19 situation and provides information for any care providers with questions.

Mr Menzies said: “The portal is incredibly useful for care providers to hear the latest updates on Coronavirus regulations.

“There are also weekly online conferences which up to 350 providers have been calling into.

“I am also pleased to hear that as capacity increases, coronavirus tests will be given to every care home resident who shows symptoms, as well as to all patients discharged from hospital back to a home, as well as all social care staff.”

A testing centre has now opened at Preston College and is being operated by the Lancashire Resilience Forum.