To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average time taken for health care workers and members of their households who are showing covid-19 symptoms to (a) book an appointment for a covid-19 test, (b) be so tested and (c) receive the results of that test.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
10 June 2020
Healthcare workers were classified as ‘essential’ and were therefore prioritised for testing under the National Testing Programme. Trusts can also refer their staff for testing directl. All National Health Service staff can now register for tests whether or not they are symptomatic. Test results are received within 48 hours, or up to 72 hours for home testing.