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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 32692, tabled on 20 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methods of screening for covid-19 infection are to be used under schedule 20 of the Coronavirus Bill.

Answered on

15 April 2020

Screening may include requiring an individual to answer questions about their health or other relevant circumstances; produce supporting health documents; allow biological samples to be taken; and to provide suitable tracing information. Only those screening requirements which are deemed as necessary and proportionate will be used.

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Department of Health and Social Care