Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extending eligibility for covid-19 testing to include people under 65 who have symptoms and who receive care in (a) their own homes and (b) supported living; and if he will make a statement.

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

Testing is a vital part of the United Kingdom’s response and millions of people from across the UK are now eligible to receive a test if they need one.

The Government’s overall ambition is to ensure that everyone who needs a test can get one. We will continue to be guided by the science and regularly review eligibility for testing.

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