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Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 107105, tabled on 21 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people do not need to cross the Solent in order to access covid-19 testing.

Answered on

17 November 2020

For residents of the Isle of Wight we have established a regional testing site at Newclose Cricket Ground. The average distance travelled for tests across the country is 5.2miles and for the week 8 October to 14 October the median distance has decreased to 2.9 miles.