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Coronavirus: Wallasey

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 44985, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the satellite testing centre for covid-19 in Bidston, Wallasey is limited to 50 swab tests a day.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 September 2020

We have introduced satellite testing centres as both to expand overall test capacity and to provide a more agile and flexible method to complement the fixed regional testing centres.

The daily allocations given to each testing site across the testing network are determined by many factors, including expected demand, capacity and prioritisation of certain outbreak regions. From mid-July, the capacity of the satellite testing centre in Bidston, Wallasey site has increased to 150 tests a day.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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