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Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 91680, tabled on 17 September 2020

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.

Answered on

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.

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