Coronavirus: Easington

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will identify a suitable site for a covid-19 testing centre accessible to people living in Easington constituency who do not have access to private transport.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 04 May 2020

We have expanded test accessibility by increasing the number of home test kits that are couriered to and from the home. These are available to book by eligible individuals using the self-referral portal. We have also increased mobile testing, with 96 units currently operational as of 4 May 2020. Mobile test units are being deployed to areas that have a pressing need for testing by individuals who cannot access regional test sites. Local Regional Forums coordinate with local partners to inform the Department of where a unit is required.

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