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Care Homes and Hospitals: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 136532, tabled on 8 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether free covid-19 lateral flow tests will be made available to care home and hospital visitors after 1 April 2022.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 March 2022

The regular asymptomatic testing regime in care settings and hospitals after 1 April 2022 is currently under review. Testing for visitors to these settings should continue in line with the current guidance. We will set out further details on the future of asymptomatic lateral flow device testing in these settings in due course, including which groups will be eligible for tests after the provision of free testing for the general public ends.

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