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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 51840, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of how (a) older and (b) vulnerable residents in (i) sheltered accommodation and (ii) limited access to transportation should access testing for covid-19 in a safe and convenient manner.

Answered on

25 June 2020

We offer a range of testing options, including drive-through centres, home delivery and mobile testing units, as well as satellite testing for specific groups such as care homes. We are continually working to improve and widen access to testing and are working with local areas to increase the avenues through which all people and, in particular vulnerable groups, can be tested.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care