Jesmond's Catherine Caine calls for priority access to rapid antigen tests for disability support workers as surge in COVID cases leaves vulnerable without support

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
Updated January 24 2022 - 1:47am, first published January 23 2022 - 6:30pm
RAT race: Jesmond's Catherine Caine has called for priority access to rapid antigen tests for disability support workers as a surge in COVID cases was leaving many vulnerable people without support. Picture: Marina Neil

CATHERINE Caine typically requires about 10 hours of support a week to meet her needs, but a shortage of rapid antigen tests for both herself and support workers has meant she has had two hours a week, at best, for the past month.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.