Written Question on Schools: Coronavirus

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Date Title Questioner
15 Sep 2020, 5:52 p.m. Schools: Coronavirus Ian Lavery


To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether daily testing will be provided for professionals working in schools.

Answer (Nick Gibb)

Testing for COVID-19 is most effective for those who are experiencing symptoms. Anyone who develops symptoms should get tested.

The latest clinical advice is that testing of individuals without symptoms should only be used where clinically appropriate, predominantly for further investigation of outbreaks and infection control. This risk-based approach is essential to ensure testing is targeted where it is most effective.

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