Rejected petition Implementation of a fixed price for COVID test in private clinics.
For the regularisation of prices in private clinics for COVID tests.
This could be in line with the prices in France, where a PCR test, carried out in the laboratory, is charged £37 for unvaccinated adults. In pharmacies, the PCR test costs up to £26. For an antigen test, it takes around £19.
Private laboratories abuse the utility and the obligation of testing with unaffordable prices and inappropriate timeframes for results.
This doesn’t help in the recovery of the economy nor the reopening of borders.
This petition was rejected
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.
Petitions must call for a specific action that the UK Government or Parliament is directly responsible for. Decisions about pricing at individual private clinics are a matter for those clinics, not the Government or Parliament.
As a result it is not possible for the Government or Parliament to take the action you have requested.
We have published the following petition, which you might like to sign:
Make Covid-19 PCR tests available at a fixed cost and use income to fund the NHS:
We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.