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UK Government apology after site to book Covid-19 tests for key workers stops taking applications



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The Government website set up for key workers to book coronavirus tests has stopped accepting new applications, just hours after it opened.

The site, which allows all key workers to book a test at drive-through centre or request a home kit if they have Covid-19 symptoms, opened on Friday morning but had stopped accepting applications by around 10.30am.

The Department of Health apologised, saying there had been “significant demand” for booking tests and more will be available on Saturday.

Earlier, at around 9am, the Government had posted an update to say that there were no home kit tests available today.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/key-workers-coronavirus-tests-applications-government-website-a4423131.html

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