To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to change the process for returning a covid-19 home test for people who (a) do not have internet access and (b) are confused by the current instructions.
19 August 2020
Testing is a key part of the United Kingdom’s response to COVID-19, and, following the publication of the Government’s Testing Strategy we have rapidly expanded our capacity. The Government has set up a Testing Call Centre for those who have no internet access or need advice on how to order a COVID-19 test. Calls in England and Wales can be made to the 119 line for those who have no internet access.
Those with a trusted proxy, for example a friend or family member who they would be willing to share their results with, could provide their proxy’s email address and/or mobile number. Contact can be made by phoning 119 or at the following link: