Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Testing to keep Care Homes safe
Trialling mass testing in a number of care homes began today, in the hope of allowing families to be together with their loved ones.
We all know how difficult it has been for families and friends who haven’t been able to see their loved ones during the pandemic.
Last week, the government published updated guidance on how care homes care safely allow visits while national restrictions are in place, and, from today, launches testing pilots at 30 care homes, to allow specific family and friends to undertake indoor visits to residents.
We all want to bring an end to the pain of separation and help care homes bring families and loved ones together. The launch of visitor testing is a crucial step to making that happen.