The Health department reviewed the service and pricing structure of COVID testing companies, warning the over-pricing ones.
Sajid Javid, the UK Health Secretary, elaborated the details about a quick review, conducted by the department. The primary focus was on the pricing standards as well as the service of COVID travel testing firms.
Such companies conduct tests on day two and day eight on a compulsory basis. Besides, all travelers entering Britain are required to test.
According to The UK Time News, the companies charging more are allotted two-strike warnings from Monday.
In case of correction failure, the health department will terminate the service of these firms. There are more than 80 private travel testing companies for COVID, vulnerable in the government-approved list.
Moreover, this number is making a total of 18 percent of the UK-approved list. Their official websites are demonstrating the lower costs upon checkout, deceiving the viewers to a great extent.
However, Gov.uk will remove supplementary 57 names of firms from the website. Either, they ceased offering services or do not support the day two and day eight valuations.
The UK Health Secretary, Mr. Sajid Javid, assessing the unlawful private testing companies’ actions
Mr. Sajid Javid disliked this illegal advantage. He further stated that such behavior is unacceptable. The review and warning will assist in bringing a legitimate change.
Furthermore, the UK Health Secretary mentioned regular checks. The reviews are to ensure the integrity of private testing companies. Their responsibilities should meet the regulations government advised.
According to The UK Time News, the official platforms of the British government will portray the actual costs. They will also highlight warnings of any kind.
Another significant aspect of the department’s review is the authenticity of the testing firms. The team will make sure that the eliminated COVID testing association is not reappearing with a changed name.
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will also receive the results of the assessment. Its purpose is to collect and rearrange their suggestions as well as market actions.
Consequently, the reliability of the Gov.uk will increase and the audience will trust the provided lists in the longer term. In case, a traveler’s testing firm is not listed, the government will only accept if it followed the legal terms.