UUK response to government plans for enhanced asymptomatic COVID testing for universities

10 November 2020
​Commenting on the government's proposal for an enhanced asymptomatic testing regime for universities, a Universities UK spokesperson said:

"We welcome the government's ambition to enhance testing capacity for university students and staff, and are pleased that universities have helped shape their plans by sharing experience from their own testing regimes and participating in pilots. A more effective test, track and trace system in higher education will help limit transmission, assist in rapid response to outbreaks and support universities to continue offering face-to-face learning and support for student welfare in a low risk and physically-distanced way.

"For a major roll out of asymptomatic testing to be successful, universities now need clear assurance of the effectiveness of the tests as well as further details from the government on specific responsibilities under the proposed scheme including the governance, indemnity, resourcing and costs recovery."




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