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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 25024, tabled on 30 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the data collected by the ZOE COVID Symptom Study which found that headaches, a sore throat and a runny nose are the most common symptoms of the Delta variant of covid-19, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the list of symptoms which trigger the need for a covid-19 test.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 July 2021

Experts keep the symptoms under review as our understanding of the virus develops. We are assessing the data from the COVID Symptom Study in addition to other surveillance studies and will update our guidance if necessary.

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