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Coronavirus: Supported Housing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 59328, tabled on 15 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend covid-19 testing for all eligible care homes to residents in supported living settings.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 June 2020

Further expansion of testing to other adult social care settings will be guided by clinical advice on relative priority and available testing capacity.

We are listening to views about how different groups may be affected by the virus and are continuing to explore how we can support other parts of the sector such as those in supported living settings.

We have significantly increased testing capacity so everyone with symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested. Anyone with suspected symptoms in these settings can also access testing by self-refer via the following link:

www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

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