To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has been made of the effect on adherence to his Department's guidelines for those people needing to take daily covid-19 lateral flow tests where there is a shortage of access to those tests.
14 January 2022
In the light of the Omicron wave, demand for LFD tests has increased; however, there is no shortage of lateral flow device tests and we continue to procure enough stock, including in the Wakefield and West Yorkshire areas, through our national and local delivery channels. We have significantly increased distribution capacity to meet current demand. Lateral flow device tests can also be collected from local pharmacies and some community sites.