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Military Aid: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 132763, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which armed forces regiments are being deployed to conduct mass covid-19 testing in schools.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Up to 1,500 Defence personnel from all three Services are being used to form local response teams ready to support and advise schools in England. This support will be drawn from the package of 14,000 personnel held at readiness to support COVID-19 related tasks.

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