Coronavirus testing scheme: Who can get tested for coronavirus under Government scheme?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced in today’s daily briefing that key workers will be able to be tested for coronavius from Friday. He said from today employers of essential workers can go to the Government website and book a test for their staff. From tomorrow essential workers will be able to do this themselves and their relatives.

The process is completely free and results of tests will be sent out by text, although he did not specifiy how long this will take.

Those who do not have online access will be able to apply through their employer.

Mr Hancock said there are more than 30 test sites across the UK.

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Mr Hancock said: “From today, employers of essential workers will be able to go on gov.uk to get a test for any of their staff.

“From tomorrow, any essential workers who need a test will be able to book an appointment on gov.uk themselves, directly.

“This all applies for people in essential workers’ households too who need a test.

“It’s all part of getting Britain back on her feet.”

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