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Armed Forces: Training

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 145126, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect members of the armed forces travelling abroad for training from covid-19.

Answered on

3 February 2021

To enable the overseas deployment of Ministry of Defence personnel during the pandemic, Defence established a network of quarantine facilities to enable pre-deployment quarantine and testing to protect the health and operational effectiveness of the deployed force. While overseas, deployed forces seek to comply with UK and Host Nation guidance wherever practicable, including adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions, increased hygiene regimes, symptomatic testing and isolation of cases and contacts.