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Fund free Covid-19 tests for overseas relatives of terminally ill people

Submitted by Kirsty Sarah Tuxford on Sunday 14th February 2021

Published on Monday 22nd February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 22nd August 2021

Current Signatures: 15
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Fund free Covid-19 tests for overseas relatives of terminally ill people

Petition Details

The Government should fund free Covid-19 tests for UK citizens who reside overseas and have to frequently travel to the UK to give support to terminally ill relatives.

Additional Information

Currently such relatives have to pay for expensive private tests at days 2 and 8 of their 10 day quarantine. In addition to pre-arrival and pre-departure tests, the fees make it too expensive to visit dying relatives. The current system can mean that terminally ill relatives are left alone. Funding should be provided to make these tests free on humanitarian grounds for those of us who have to frequently enter the UK to give practical and emotional help to the elderly and terminally ill.


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