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Carers: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 43066, tabled on 4 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that unpaid carers are eligible for covid-19 testing.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 May 2020

As of 4 May, the Government has included unpaid carers in its latest list of essential workers and those prioritised for COVID-19 testing in England. The list is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#list-of-essential-workers-and-those-prioritised-for-testing-england-only

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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