Armed Forces: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether areas subject to tier 3 covid-19 restrictions will receive support from armed forces personnel to assist with mass testing.

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

Military support is provided at the request of other Government Departments and the civil authorities through the Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA) process. Any further assistance to mass testing will be at the request of the local authority in consultation with DHSC and the devolved administrations where appropriate. Defence remains ready to contribute where required.

Defence continues to assist with mass testing across the UK, notably in support of the Liverpool mass testing pilot.

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