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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3880, tabled on 5 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) COVID-19 home testing kits, and (2) how many results from such kits, were sent out on each day since 28 April. [T]

Answered on

15 June 2020

We introduced home testing at the end of April to make testing more accessible to individuals. Between 28 April – 5 May over 92,000 home tests were dispatched to users. In that same time period, nearly 21,000 test samples were processed by our labs. Quite rightly, tests not within the control of the programme (home test kits and satellite test kits deliveries) are counted on dispatch. Tests that remain within the control of the programme throughout (for example, Regional Testing Sites and Mobile Testing Units) are counted when they are processed through our labs.