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Care Homes: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 44983, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the daily maximum capacity is for covid-19 tests in care homes.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

10 September 2020

We are issuing over 50,000 tests a day to care homes across the country, with the majority of these in high priority outbreak areas. Any symptomatic person can get a test and care homes with suspected positive cases will be able to access whole home testing via their local Health Protection Team.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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