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Covid-19: Critical Care Capacity - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:27 pm on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Crossbench 3:27 pm, 23rd March 2020

My Lords, many healthcare workers are concerned about their own health, particularly with regard to carrying the virus from their work into their homes and infecting their families. The Financial Times reported this morning that the Government have approached Amazon to deliver coronavirus tests urgently to front-line health and social care workers. This of course would provide some reassurance to staff and enable them to know whether they are infected, and therefore whether they should stay at work. Can the Minister offer an estimate as to when such a scheme could be rolled out?