To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many covid-19 home testing kits have been supplied to early years settings; and when his Department plans to order more testing kits for those settings.
23 September 2020
All schools, including primary schools with nurseries and local authority-maintained nurseries have received an initial batch of home testing kits. This included:
- 9,730 schools with nurseries; and
- 388 local authority nursery schools.
The home testing kits are for those who develop the symptoms of COVID-19 and face significant barriers to accessing a test.
All schools, including primary schools with nurseries and local authority-maintained nurseries are able to order additional test kits via the online portal that opened on 16 September.