Main content

'I spent £150 on a private coronavirus test'

5 Live listener, Hayley in Surrey, was able to get a Covid-19 test for her son much quicker, when she decided to pay £150 to have one done privately.

Hayley told BBC Radio 5 Live she “spent nearly 48 hours on the NHS website trying to get a test” before she decided to go private.

Speaking to Nicky Campbell she said “we’ll get a result within… probably 24 hours.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the testing system is facing an "enormous challenge" after a "sharp rise" in those seeking a test.

When challenged on the reports of people struggling to get a test, Mr Hancock said it would take a "matter of weeks" to resolve the problems.

This clip is originally from 5 Live Breakfast on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

Release date:


2 minutes

This clip is from