COVID-19 Rapid Summary: Testing
17 June 2020
This summary covers an evidence panel on Tuesday 9 June, where we heard from experts about the role of testing in the UK's current and future response to the pandemic.
The transcript and recording of this meeting can be found at the following:
Chair of the Committee, Lord Patel, said:
"Testing is essential for identifying those who are infected, and for determining the extent to which the virus has spread in the population. The ability to conduct tests at scale remains a key issue, even more so with the introduction of the “test, trace and isolate” strategy."