A network of coronavirus-testing walk-in centres is to be set up across England in an attempt to persuade more people to come forward for testing.
Several hundred walk-in units will be up and running by the end of October, in time for winter, when there is concern cases could start to rise.
They will complement the existing drive-through centres, mobile testing units and home-ordering service.
It comes amid concern people are still not coming forward for testing.
The government’s weekly random test of 30,000 people, run by the Office for National Statistics, suggests there are about 1,700 new infections a day.
But the testing service is picking up only about a third of those.