Nadhim Zahawi denies there is plan to end free lateral flow Covid tests

Posted by on January 9, 2022 5:08 am
Categories: Global Stories

Education secretary ‘puzzled’ by reports government will start charging for tests in England in few weeks

Ministers are “absolutely not” planning to scrap free rapid Covid tests, amid reports the government will start charging for them in England in the next few weeks.

The Sunday Times reported free lateral flow tests (LFTs) could be limited to high-risk settings – such as care homes, hospitals and schools – and to people with symptoms.

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