Asylum: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on covid-19 testing and safety for people in asylum accommodation; and if she will publish that guidance.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office is following national guidance in relation to testing, as set by Public Health England.

We do not publish figures in relation to COVID 19. Asylum seekers who have been tested, would appear in the nationally published statistics on testing.

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