Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th December 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of people taking (a) PCR and (b) lateral flow covid-19 tests.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

A nation-wide campaign has been launched to encourage people to test when symptomatic or asymptomatic, wear a face mask and open windows. We continue to provide free lateral flow tests through a variety of channels. We encourage people to test regularly to protect those at risk of serious illness.

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