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Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (23 Nov 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: I will now give an update on the latest Covid situation and our best assessment of the current course of the pandemic. Following on from last week’s statement, I will also set out a proposed change to the current vaccination certification scheme and our rationale for all the decisions reached this morning in relation to the scheme. First, however, I will set out today’s statistics. There...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (11 Oct 2021)

Maggie Throup: The organisations participating in the workplaces daily contact testing pilot evaluation scheme are as follows: - John Lewis; - Jaguar Land Rover; - Primula (Kavli); - Northumbria Water; - Oxford Biomedica; - Greencore; - Co-op - Castlewood; - British Steel; - Longley Farm; - Agrial Fresh Produce; - Pilgrim’s; - Moy Park; - AB Foods Silver Spoon; - Danish Crown Pork; - Apetito; - Network...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (11 Oct 2021)

Maggie Throup: The organisations with sites approved for the daily contact testing workplace evaluation are as follows: - John Lewis; - Jaguar Land Rover; - Primula (Kavli) ; - Northumbria Water; - Oxford Biomedica; - Greencore; - Co-op - Castlewood; - British Steel; - Longley Farm; - Agrial Fresh Produce; - Pilgrim’s; - Moy Park; - AB Foods Silver Spoon; - Danish Crown Pork; - Apetito; - Network Rail; -...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Coronavirus (10 Sep 2021)

Victoria Prentis: ...had on some businesses carrying out critical work across the food industry this summer. To enable those who would otherwise not have been able to work to safely do so, the Government introduced Workplace Daily Contact Testing. As of 16 August 2021, those who are fully vaccinated, participants of approved vaccine trials or those unable to have the vaccine for medical reasons are exempt...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (8 Sep 2021)

Jo Churchill: The following organisations have been participating in the workplaces Daily Contact Testing pilot evaluation scheme since March 2021: - John Lewis; - Jaguar Land Rover; - Primula (Kavli); - Northumbria Water; - Oxford Biomedica; - Greencore; - Co-op - Castlewood; - British Steel; - Longley Farm; - Agrial Fresh Produce; - Pilgrim’s; - Moy Park; - AB Foods Silver Spoon; - Danish Crown Pork; -...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Coronavirus (6 Sep 2021)

Paul Scully: As of 16 August, fully vaccinated individuals in England are exempt from self-isolation. They are instead advised to take a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test following a notification from the NHS COVID-19 app or a call from NHS Test and Trace. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated and those who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to self-isolate following a notification from the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (6 Sep 2021)

Julian Sturdy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending covid-19 daily contact testing to workers and workplaces outside of the critical sectors already identified by the Government instead of requiring people to self-isolate.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus: screening (6 Sep 2021)

John Glen: The roll-out of the Workplace Daily Contact Testing scheme has been focusing initially on sectors that provide essential services. Workplaces must be approved to take part in this scheme to ensure that they are able to provide on-site testing services safely, effectively and meet reporting requirements. The government rightly prioritised sectors and workplaces where disruption to services as...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (1 Sep 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...our best assessment of the current situation. I will also outline the additional action that we are taking to try to slow transmission and reduce the spread of the virus. I will start with the latest daily statistics, albeit in summary form, as they were published around an hour ago. There were 6,170 positive cases reported yesterday, which is 11.5 per cent of all tests carried out. There...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (27 Aug 2021)

Jo Churchill: Organisations participating in the workplace daily contact testing pilot were selected because they had expressed an interest in joining the pilot and already had an asymptomatic test site in the workplace. The workplaces selected were also designed to ensure a spread of different types of organisation, including additional public sector organisations, to assess the operational implications...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (4 Aug 2021)

Mark Jenkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the selection criteria and process for the daily covid-19 contact testing workplace pilot.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Contact Tracing (2 Aug 2021)

Lord Bethell: There are currently two pilot schemes on contact testing. The general public daily contact testing clinical study is a randomised control trial trialling at-home testing led by Public Health England. The workplace daily contact testing pilot evaluation scheme is evaluating the operational feasibility of daily contact testing in workplaces. The Cabinet Office is one of the 20 participating...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (26 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: Organisations participating in the workplace daily contact testing pilot were selected having expressed an interest in joining the pilot and whether an asymptomatic testing site was available in the workplace. The workplaces selected were also designed to ensure a spread of different types of organisation, including additional public sector organisations, to assess the operational...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (26 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: We do not hold information on the occupation of those taking part in the workplace daily contact testing pilot evaluation scheme. Data for the daily contact testing clinical study, trialling home testing for members of the general public, is also anonymised.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (26 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: There are currently two ongoing clinical studies on daily COVID-19 testing as an alternative to self-isolation. The general public daily contact testing clinical study is a randomised control trial led by Public Health England, trialling at-home testing. The secondary schools and colleges daily contact testing clinical study is a randomised control trial, sponsored by the Department and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ministers: Coronavirus (26 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: We do not hold information on the occupations of people taking part in the workplace daily contact testing pilot evaluation scheme. Information for the daily contact testing clinical study, trialling home testing for members of the general public, is also anonymised.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Government Departments: Coronavirus (26 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: The Border Force as part of the Home Department, and the Cabinet Office have participated or are participating in the workplaces daily contact testing pilot evaluation scheme.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (21 Jul 2021)

Jo Churchill: To be eligible for the daily contact testing workplace pilot evaluation scheme, people who have been identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 either in or outside the workplace must: - have no COVID-19 symptoms; - give their informed consent to take part; - not live with anyone with a positive test for COVID-19 or symptoms; - not live in Scotland or Northern Ireland; - not travel in...

Covid-19 Update (19 Jul 2021)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...and the effect of the policy on various workforces. Subject to the results of the clinical trials, which are expected within the next one to two weeks, we hope to be able to extend the use of daily contact testing for some workplaces, although the initial focus will need to be on workplaces with established asymptomatic testing sites, or possibly those that can rapidly stand up ATSs, given...

Backbench Business: Covid-19: Effect on Retirement Communities — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (1 Jul 2021)

Jim Shannon: ...suddenly became meeting people on a screen—on a Zoom call, a virtual call, at a distance. There is something—I say this very respectfully—impersonal about that. We did not have the close contact that we had every other day. That way of carrying out day-to-day activities in the workplace is still in operation. It has become an important way of life, but it is not really what we want....


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