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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 40753, tabled on 27 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what targets his Department has for providing covid-19 test results to people who have been in the community; and what proportion of those test results have been delivered within that target time to date.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

10 June 2020

We set a target of performing 100,000 tests per day by the end of April. We met that target by expanding test capacity across the country. This includes the opening of 49 50 regional test sites, increasing the number of home test kits available for distribution and we currently have 96 mobile test units in operation as at 4 April 2020. Test results are received within 48 hours, and for home tests in up to 72 hours.

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