Testing to keep care home safe from covid 19

Hi my name is Jonathan Lobb
I am the service provider for Somerforde Residential Home in Newton Abbot Devon.

My request for funding is to save lives.

In order to protect our staff and residents we need to test for Covid every three days ( this means we can catch it before it's passed on) and most importantly have that result back in minutes. 

There is a test, we can do it on site and requires no machines. 
it gives results within 10 minutes. 

I want desperately to protect our staff and residents, let families visit and be safe.
Each test cost £22 each, we have 28 residents and 41 staff. 

I need some help, I am trying to raise money to protect my staff and residents and there is a second wave sweeping the country.
Our staff stayed locked in for the first wave and we had no cases.
Please would you help so we can get the testing we need.
The Government have abandoned care homes, we get one test a week and the results take 4 days to come back, by which time someone could have caught it and passed it on. 
I have asked since April for fast testing every 3 days and no one will listen, although all biologists agree this is the only way to keep care homes safe. 

Thank you so much for reading this, if you can help that would be wonderful.
The amount is for 6 months supply, hopefully we will have a vaccine by then.


  • Damian Cardozo 
    • £22 
    • 25 d


Jonathan Lobb 
Newton Abbot, South West England, United Kingdom

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