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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 113627, tabled on 10 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 tests proposed for mass testing of university students prior to Christmas will be rapid lateral flow tests manufactured by Innova Tried and Tested.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 March 2021

The COVID-19 tests deployed to universities for testing before Christmas were the INNOVA SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test. These tests are produced by the legal manufacturer Innova and distributed by Tried and Tested.

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