Coronavirus: Screening

(asked on 11th January 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2022 to Question 94304, on Coronavirus: Screening, what options her Department is actively considering.


Answered by
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 17th January 2022

The availability of polymerase chain reaction tests, whether through the home channel or in-person appointments at test sites, is continually monitored to ensure a manageable flow of tests to the laboratory network. We have also expanded our laboratory processing capacity and implemented temporary surge testing capacity when required.

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