To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will introduce covid-19 testing for front line NHS and emergency service workers when they show symptoms for covid-19.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
6 April 2020
The United Kingdom has tested more people than almost any other major economy outside of China, South Korea, Germany and Italy.
We have boosted the number of labs undertaking testing while home testing and drive-through testing is also available in some areas.
We have increased the number of tests to 5,000 a day and it reached over 10,000 on 1 April.
Both key workers - such as health workers - and clinically high priority cases will be prioritised for testing.