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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2765, tabled on 18 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria patients have to meet in order to be tested for COVID-19.

Answered on

31 March 2020

Our priority is to make sure that we carry out tests on those who need them most. Currently this is possible COVID-19 cases in hospitals and care homes.

As capacity for testing expands, we will increase the range of people who can be tested. In future key workers, such as health workers, and clinically high priority cases will be prioritized for testing.