Asylum: Diphtheria

(asked on 30th November 2022) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers in Dolgarrog have been diagnosed with diphtheria.

This question was answered on 14th December 2022

The welfare and safety of all vulnerable asylum seekers in our care is of the utmost importance to the Home Office.

We work closely with the UK Health Security Agency to ensure we adhere to the current guidance on mitigating the risk of spread of diseases and other health conditions. Our accommodation providers are experienced in managing accommodation and implement infection prevention and control measures in line with current Government guidance. Asylum seekers accommodated in hostel-based accommodation receive translated guidance in relation to potential symptoms and hygiene requirements, assistance and guidance are provided by support staff.

It is confirmed that the site had six scabies cases, all cases have been treated, which was completed on 26/11/2022.

Regarding diphtheria, there are no cases for now, as per NHS Doctor's advice. All guests have been vaccinated with the 1st dose on 05/12/2022.

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