Coronavirus: Screening

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

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests for covid-19 undertaken at home have been processed since the start of the outbreak of that disease.

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

Home testing has been expanded over several weeks from the initial piloting phase, through to the large-scale ramp up where thousands of home tests are available on a daily basis. As at 8 May 2020, over 134,000 home tests have been dispatched and more than 105,000 completed samples have been collected and this number increases daily.

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