School staff who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will now be will be able to access free tests, the government has announced.
Matthew Hancock, the health secretary, said during today’s Downing Street briefing that employers of essential workers and those workers themselves will be able to secure tests online. The Department of Health has since updated its list of “essential workers” eligible for testing, to include those working in education and childcare. This includes support and teaching staff, social workers and specialist education professionals.
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