15 Mar 2020

Exclusive: Why frontline health workers may not be tested for coronavirus even if they have symptoms

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Exclusive: Why frontline health workers may not be tested for coronavirus even if they have symptoms

This programme has seen a Public Health England document indicating that not all health care and other essential workers with symptoms will be tested because there simply isn’t the capacity to do so – with testing prioritised in order of clinical need.

Public Health England say they won’t comment on the contents of a leaked document and it is still subject to ongoing discussions.