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20Oct

DHSC asks companies to self-declare as a private sector COVID-19 testing provider

The government has published guidance on the minimum standards for private sector providers of COVID-19 testing.

To request to be added to the indicative list of providers on GOV.UK, providers must declare that they meet these minimum standards by completing the form, as well as providing some additional information to support due diligence checks.

The government envisages that UKAS (UK Accreditation Service) accreditation will become a minimum standard for all private sector providers of COVID-19 testing at a future stage and is planned to be established by September 2021.

Further information on the UKAS accreditation process is expected to be available by March 2021 and further information on these changes can be found on the DHSC website here.

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