Policy paper

Coronavirus (COVID-19): scaling up testing programmes

How the government intends to scale up testing programmes to provide a test to anyone who needs one.



Testing is a key pillar of our strategy to protect the NHS and save lives. Our ultimate ambition is that anyone who needs a test should have one.

The government’s testing strategy lays out how we intend to scale up our testing programmes to deliver on this ambition.

Published 4 April 2020
Last updated 6 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added web version (HTML) of the 'Scaling up our testing programmes' document.

  2. First published.