Coronavirus: Screening

(asked on 19th July 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient lateral flow tests and PCR tests to meet the covid-19 testing demand.


Answered by
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 26th July 2021

We are increasing our polymerase chain reaction and lateral flow device capacity to align with demand and expect that additional capacity will be secured over the coming weeks. We will also begin building our winter stockpile to ensure sufficient cover is in place ahead of winter.

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