Gavin Williamson – 2020 Comments on Army Helping with Testing in Schools

The comments made by Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, on 29 December 2020.

It is a true cross-government effort to make sure secondary schools and colleges have the support, guidance, materials and funding they need to offer rapid testing to their staff and students from the start of term.

I am grateful to the armed forces personnel, and all the school and college staff, leaders and volunteers working to put testing in place. This will help break chains of transmission, fight the virus, and help deliver the national priority of keeping education open for all.