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PCR tests numbers and the overall costs (FOI)

PCR tests numbers and the overall costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 October 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please can you detail how many PCR tests have been carried out during the period March 2020 to October 2021?


What has been the cost of the entire testing system from March 2020 to October 2021, not just including the £72 per test, but all the associated costs of staffing the tests, administration, communication of the data, the cost of the on-island lab operations?



This information is accessible by other means therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) data for Jersey (


Total costs for the entire testing programme up to October 2021 are not held as the ledger for October is still open.

The total costs of programme from March 2020 until end of September are £51,109,400

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Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge. A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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