Policy positions

COVID-19 home

We are continuing to engage with national decision makers to support members’ response to COVID-19. Our influencing is based on members’ views and experiences, which inform our policy positions.

This section details our positions on testing, personal protective equipment and ventilators. 

Test tubes

Testing and contact tracing

An overview of the key issues raised by members and stakeholders on testing and tracing, and our asks of the government.

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