Armed Forces: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th 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; and of those how many have tested (a) positive and (b) negative.

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

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is using a range of measures, including testing, to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to its personnel and staff.

Defence personnel are included within the national testing programme established by Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the National Health Service, and testing has been incorporated into Defence's wider strategy of risk-reduction measures to minimise the potential risk to personnel deploying overseas.

Figures of Armed Forces personnel who have been tested positive for COVID-19 or have been hospitalised are included within the overall DHSC figures. The MOD does not routinely publish the number of tests administered to Defence personnel nor the number of positive and negative cases of COVID-19 within its workforce.

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