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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 124665, tabled on 3 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide indemnity insurance to local authorities for costs incurred as a result of false negative results from mass covid-19 testing.

Answered on

26 February 2021

We have agreed to provide contingent liability cover for clinical negligence and product liability for local authorities and Directors of Public Health carrying out testing as part of the community testing programme.

People should continue to abide by the current restrictions which apply even when someone has a negative test result.

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Department of Health and Social Care