Care homes prioritised amid Covid tests chaos

The government will give precedence to NHS staff and patients and people living in care homes with its plan to prioritise coronavirus tests. Amid widespread problems with the system, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he would “not shirk from decisions” about who should be at the front of the queue. Boris Johnson has previously described the testing system as the best in Europe.

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Welby warns government over impact of ‘rule of six’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has told the government it must stop trying to control people’s lives from Westminster. Expressing concern over the “rule of six” restriction and its impact on family life, he warned that the winter months “will only be sustainable – or even endurable – if we challenge our addiction to centralisation and go back to an age-old principle: only do centrally what must be done centrally”.

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