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Coronavirus: Universities

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 90178, tabled on 15 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to universities in areas where there is no campus or local walk in covid-19 testing centres.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 November 2020

We have quickly established walk-through sites and deployed mobile test sites so that almost all universities are within one and a half miles, allowing staff and students to get access to tests should they develop symptoms. In cases of outbreaks we are working with universities to deliver large batches of home test kits which can then be distributed to students isolating in their households or halls to residence to test themselves. We also have a home testing programme that provides access to testing to anyone, anywhere in the United Kingdom.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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