04 April 2020 – Government releases five-pillar testing strategy

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: DHSC
Public Health England

Overview: Government releases its five-pillar testing strategy, aimed at ramping up testing to 100,000 per day by the end of April.

This target is met (just) but only by combining postal tests issued with actual test numbers,.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-scaling-up-testing-programmes

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government