Frustration grows over testing access

By Heather Jameson | 07 October 2020

Councils are becoming increasingly frustrated over their inability to get local people tested for coronavirus despite working with the Government on local test sites, it has emerged.

Many councils have handed over car parks and public land for testing facilities – often giving up the associated income - but the centralised system of test allocations means councils are failing to get the tests they need locally, including for people like key workers.

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