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National Care Association: wrong face mask advice given at height of pandemic

The government stands accused of dereliction of duty and putting lives at risk through issuing false reassurance to care homes about out-of-date PPE at the height of the pandemic.

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

The dissemination of erroneous advice, according to Nadra Ahmed, executive chair of NCA, could mean care homes’ coronavirus insurance might be void, putting them at risk of potentially ruinous financial consequences.

Ms Ahmad 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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