Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has on covid-19 testing for NHS mental health staff; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Anyone with symptoms can ask for a test through the National Health Service website, whatever their age. Essential workers, which include NHS mental health staff or anyone with symptoms that live with an essential worker are prioritised for testing in England and can access testing through the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

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