Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise the testing of all health and care workers in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Our priority is to make sure that we carry out tests on those who need them most. Currently this is possible for COVID-19 cases in hospitals and care homes. As capacity for testing expands, we will increase the range of people who can be tested. In future key workers, such as health workers, and clinically high priority cases will be prioritised for testing.

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