Saturday 8 January 2022 / 9:09 PM Coronavirus / Health / Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting responds to reports that free lateral flow tests may be scrapped

Wes Streeting MPLabour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to reports that the Government is considering scrapping free lateral flow tests, said:

“This would be the wrong decision at the wrong time. Testing is absolutely crucial for keeping infections under control and avoiding the need for further restrictions that impact on our lives, livelihoods, and liberties.

“This additional cost will also hit families at a time when they face a cost of living crisis. It means people simply won’t take them, putting others at risk.

“It’s penny-wise and pound-foolish.”