28 April 2020 – All symptomatic individuals who have to leave work or are over 65 to be tested

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

Overview: Anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over will now be able to get tested.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-expansion-of-access-to-coronavirus-testing-helps-protect-the-most-vulnerable

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