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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL11051, tabled on 2 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the medical training provided to staff administering COVID-19 tests to university students.

Answered on

8 January 2021

Depending on where the test takes place, a clinically trained member of staff will take the swab or the swab will be self-administered. All regional test sites have at least one first aider on site at all times. Swabbing for lateral flow tests can be self-administered but the tests are processed at dedicated testing sites by trained personnel.