Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th June 2021.

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Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether each covid-19 testing facility offers nitrile gloves as an alternative to latex gloves for people with latex allergies.

Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provision is available for people with latex allergies to get a covid-19 test.

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

We are not currently distributing any latex gloves as the majority of National Health Service trusts have a non-latex policy.

The lateral flow device test kits in use are latex free and are suitable for those with latex allergies.

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