17 April 2020 – Testing access extended

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: DHSC
Public Health England

Overview: Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus will be extended across England to include additional frontline workers and symptomatic members of their household.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-extend-testing-for-coronavirus-to-more-frontline-workers

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government