There is a "consistent disconnect" between promises from the Scottish Government and what ministers actually deliver, Richard Leonard has claimed.

The Scottish Labour leader said Holyrood promises on wages, testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) in the care sector have been "delivered too late or still not delivered at all".

Speaking at First Minister's Questions today, Leonard said the focus of the Scottish Government was on "generating headlines rather than delivering for workers on the front line".

But Nicola Sturgeon said it was her responsibility and that of her ministers to ensure Scottish people are confident in the way they are handling the virus.

She added: "We also see, again without minimising the tragedy of what we're dealing with here, we see the number of deaths overall and the number of deaths in care homes declining significantly, which says that the package of measures that we have implemented and are delivering in care homes is having the effect that we want it to have.

"We will continue on an ongoing basis to make sure that the policies we are announcing are delivered and that they are delivered consistently, and we publish the data that allows all of that to be scrutinised and for us to be held to account.

"Care home providers have a responsibility, our health protection teams and public health directors have a responsibility and the Scottish Government has a responsibility as well, and it's that collective effort that we will continue to bring to bear so hopefully we will see the kind of figures that we have outlined today continue."

The Labour leader said he had spoken to a care worker who had inquired about a test with her employer and NHS Lanarkshire after the First Minister announced plans for regular testing of staff in the sector last month, but was rejected.

The board, in a response to Mr Leonard about the case, said it is "working through the operational implications" of the new policy.

She still has not been tested, Mr Leonard told the First Minister.

He said: "She's concerned about her family and for the vulnerable people that she cares for."

In response, the First Minister said: "This is a programme that is under way and progressing."