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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 168813, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests to enable employers who are sole traders to register via that webpage to order free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for their employees.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 March 2021

Sole traders can register for rapid lateral flow testing in their workplace and order tests online. However due to the status of these sole trader businesses, we are currently unable to validate/approve via the site at the moment. Sole traders should provide the Department with the following information to p-and-psector@dhsc.gov.uk:

- Name of sole trader;

- Registration number or equivalent of sole trader;

- Size or number of employees;

- Email of main contact; and

- Industry/sector.

Once approval is granted, sole traders are able to order rapid lateral flow testing kits to be sent to their place of work through the standard online portal.

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