Virus tests now available to millions of workers in the UK


Up to 10 million key workers and their households can now book a coronavirus test online or through their employer.

The move allows all essential workers in England to register for tests on the government’s website, if they or a family member have virus symptoms.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the expanded testing programme was “part of getting Britain back on her feet”.

The government remains some way short of its target of 100,000 tests a day in England by the end of this month.

Thursday’s figures showed 23,560 tests were carried out, though Mr Hancock said capacity had now increased to 51,000 per day.