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Coronavirus: Students

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 96959, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce mass-testing for covid-19 for students that wish to return home for Christmas.

Answered on

17 February 2021

To support the return home of students in December we provided universities with rapid lateral flow tests. Students were asked to get tested twice during the first week of December using lateral flow devices. If they received two negative tests, they were advised to return home immediately. Should a student have tested positive they would have to self-isolate for 10 days, still with enough time to return home for Christmas.

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Department of Health and Social Care