Shock revelation comes after attempts to access online system after tests fail
The government’s coronavirus testing shambles – and sham – continues. A Cornwall woman’s attempts to access the results of her ‘key worker’ test led to an admission from the testing service that key workers – as differentiated from ‘front-line workers’ – will not be told the result of their status.
Instead, the government will keep the results to itself.
After she and her partner took tests at a drive-through testing centre, she tried to register online but kept receiving an error message. The woman, who did not wish to be named, told the Falmouth Packet:
We called it and after an hour of being passed from pillar to post we got through and the operator couldn’t understand why we were getting an error message.
Then she said “hang on a minute, are you a keyworker or a frontline worker?” I explained that my daughter was a keyworker and she said “you will never receive your results”.
I lost my s*** to this poor, poor woman on the phone I said this can’t be right. Then I said to her that this is the government getting their 100,000 tests done – she didn’t reply.
At no point when my daughter registered or on any of the information we were given did it state that we would not get our results.
I feel I have been violated. When I was on the phone my partner took the phone and spoke to the operator and asked that as we would not get our results if all our information and our swabs could be removed – they said no. If we are not allowed the results then why should the government have that information?
The woman told the Packet that she wanted to make sure that other people are aware that if they are keyworkers they will not get their test results.
The Department of Health and Social Care failed to respond to a request for comment.
It seems Health Secretary Matt Hancock is trying to reach the Tories’ promised 100,000 tests a day target by conducting tests on people who will never know their result – and ensuring that the public has to take the Tories’ word for the real pandemic situation in this country.
So much for ‘being as transparent as possible’.
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