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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 124664, tabled on 3 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he plans to allocate to local authorities to support them in carrying out mass covid-19 testing.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 March 2021

Funding available to local areas will be estimated based on the number of tests they aim to deliver. Total funding per test is set at a maximum of £14.00 for all local authorities participating in the community testing programme. However up to £6 of materials per test can be sourced from centrally procured arrangements in place. This funding per test is expected to cover all reasonable costs associated with the programme including site costs, workforce costs, personal protective equipment requirements, communication and marketing, logistic and other delivery costs.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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