Care homes in Lincolnshire will get nearly £10.5 million to support residents and staff, it has been announced.
The money will be used to protect wages, improve access to personal protective equipment (PPE) training, reduce transmission and step-up clinical support.
Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman welcomed the funding, adding: “Care staff are among the heroes of this pandemic – working tirelessly to support those in our community who need it the most.
“I do not underestimate how challenging a time this is for people living and working in care
“This new funding will make a real difference.”
The move is part of a £600 million package from the government and comes on top of £3.2 billion already made available to local authorities.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “From the very start of this outbreak, we have been working to protect our brilliant social care workforce and the most vulnerable in our society.”