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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 50125, tabled on 15 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding only those providers that have been vetted and found to meet the minimum standards for the type of commercial covid-19 testing service they offer to the list of private providers of covid-19 testing on the Government website.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 September 2021

Private providers are added to the GOV.UK list once their self-declaration has been assessed by United Kingdom Accreditation Service as meeting the Government’s minimum standards. This includes applying for and progressing through the three-staged accreditation process providing sample collection and/or sample testing services.

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