Rejected petition Make testing for Covid-19 Coronavirus compulsory in the U.K.

To ensure the public health and safety of our nation

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In tackling Covid-19 the most effective way to measure the spread, monitor hotspots so resources can be targeted, planning for the future, protecting healthcare workers and the at risk and vulnerable groups is by testing and following up with apps. This is brst practice from China, South Korea

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for the issue you raise. The conduct of tests is a clinical decision for the NHS, not the UK Government or Parliament.

We have published a petition calling for the Government to provide publicly accessible testing for coronavirus around the UK, which you might want to sign: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301354

Since you started your petition the Government has announced that testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will increase to 25,000 a day: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/testing-for-coronavirus-covid-19-will-increase-to-25-000-a-day

You can find out more about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself and others here:

NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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