The decision to test Prince Charles and Camilla for
coronavirus while some key NHS staff cannot work due to lack of access to tests
has been branded “shocking” and “wrong”.
A woman living in the same household as a frontline
clinician at NHS Grampian who are both self isolating said tests had to be
prioritised to get staff back to work if their results are negative.
She told BBC Scotland News: "We need people with experience and expertise and we need as
many people as possible.
“What we can’t have is a situation where staff are at home
for 14 days in isolation and they may be negative."
An NHS spokesperson said testing for symptomatic household members of key staff was "being rolled out now". Critical staff are also eligible for testing in certain cirucumstances.
A statement added: "We
appreciate this process has taken longer to put into practice than we would
have liked, but it needed to be absolutely fit for widespread demand and risk