Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people do not need to cross the Solent in order to access covid-19 testing.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

For residents of the Isle of Wight we have established a regional testing site at Newclose Cricket Ground. The average distance travelled for tests across the country is 5.2miles and for the week 8 October to 14 October the median distance has decreased to 2.9 miles.

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