Coronavirus: Supermarkets

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th June 2020.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the risk of transfer of covid-19 in supermarkets.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

The Government has published evidence on environmental transmission, including indoor and outdoor risks. The two relevant papers are available at the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evidence-of-environmental-dispersion-of-covid-19-for-different-mechanisms-14-april-2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-influence-on-transmission-of-covid-19-28-april-2020

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