Matt Hancock used the phrase 'protective ring' about care homes long before he claims - Full Fact

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Records show the Health Secretary used the phrase about care homes in May 2020 to describe actions taken in the first wave of the pandemic.
Matt Hancock used the phrase 'protective ring' about care homes long before he claims

8 June 2021

What was claimed Matt Hancock used the phrase "protective ring" to describe the government's winter Covid-19 plan, and claims to the contrary misinterpret his comments. Our verdict Mr Hancock appears to have first used this phrase about care homes on 15 May 2020 to describe action taken during the first wave of the pandemic.

During an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, 6 June, Health Secretary Matt Hancock denied claims that he had spoken about throwing a "protective ring" around care homes at the early stages of the Covid-19…
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