Further Expansion of Access to Coronavirus Testing

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced that anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either must go to work or is over 65 can now be tested. 

Those who can now be tested are:

  • All those working on the frontline in health and social care (with or without symptoms)
  • Patients in the NHS and residents in care homes (with or without symptoms)
  • All other essential workers with symptoms
  • Anyone aged over 65 with symptoms 
  • Anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home (for example construction workers) and has symptoms
  • Anyone who has symptoms and lives with someone who meets any of the above criteria

More information about getting tested for coronavirus can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested