A delivery driver was caught on camera casually walking into a care home whilst not wearing any form of personal protective equipment (PPE). &nb
A delivery driver was caught on camera casually walking into a care home whilst not wearing any form of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The man was not wearing any gloves or face mask as he carried a package in to the Bupa care home in Kensington, West London.
In the video, he is seen ringing the doorbell of the care home before walking inside, even though the home has a sign outside saying no visitors.
CCTV footage captures a delivery man ringing the doorbell of a Bupa care home in Kensington, Wset London, before he walks into the building without any PPE
The driver, who appears to work for delivery firm Fast Despatch Logistics – according to the logo on his jacket – is then seen leaving the home before he walks back to his vehicle.
By going into the home, he appeared to have ignored a sign which said that visits to Bupa homes had been suspended since March 21 because the coronvirus crisis.
A Bupa spokesman said the firm’s care homes are still accepting essential deliveries which are cleaned with antibacterial wipes before being handed to recipients.
Fast Despatch Logistics could not be reached for comment.
Care homes have become central to the coronavirus crisis in the UK after it was revealed that the Office of National Statistics were not previously counting coronavirus deaths outside of hospital.
Initially government figures were solely those who died in hospital.
But on Wednesday, the government added a further 4,000 deaths in care homes and the community.
The home had a letter from Bupa outside it saying that visits to homes had been suspended since March 21
On Saturday, the UK announced another 621 coronavirus deaths, taking Britain’s official fatality toll to 28,131 – edging the country closer to becoming the second worst-hit nation in the world.
Officials also recorded another 4,806 cases, with more than 180,000 Britons having now been infected since the crisis hit the UK in February – but a lack of testing means potentially millions of cases have been missed.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed the figures – which do not provide a breakdown of how many deaths occurred in different settings, such as hospitals or care homes – at tonight’s Downing Street press briefing.
But at least 370 of the fatalities occurred in hospitals because NHS England reveals new deaths recorded by trusts every afternoon.