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Pupils: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL1741, tabled on 5 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of media reports that school pupils are using fruit juice to produce fake positive COVID-19 tests.

Answered on

19 July 2021

The department is aware of this. It is imperative that everyone using lateral flow devices uses them in the correct way to ensure that we can control and slow the spread of COVID-19. Any misuse of these tests could have extremely serious consequences, and the government strongly urge people to administer the tests in a responsible way.