Canada is “ill-prepared” to handle a second wave of COVID-19, according to the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee.

A new report from the committee said the federal government needs to pay urgent attention to seniors in long-term care homes, where outbreaks and deaths have been concentrated during the pandemic.

There are also concerns in the report about the vulnerability of low-income seniors, should there be a second wave of the novel coronavirus later this year.

The document made public Thursday is the committee’s first set of observations on the government’s response to the pandemic. A final report from the committee is expected later this year.