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Coronavirus: Students

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 86714, tabled on 8 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of conducting covid-19 tests on incoming university students this winter, in areas with low current infection rates where testing has been de-prioritised.

This is a holding answer. It may be superseded/updated at a future date.

Answered on

11 September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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