Armed Forces: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been tested for covid-19.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Defence personnel are included within the national testing programme established by Department for Health and Social Care and the National Health Service.

The central collation of data on COVID-19 testing of military personnel started from 18 April. Between 18 April and 29 April, a minimum of 1,222 military personnel were tested for COVID-19.

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