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Requiring PCR tests for isolation funds may fail legal test, UK officials told

Legal advice says any challenge under equalities law would have reasonable chance of success

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Government lawyers have said any legal challenge against making low-paid people take confirmatory PCR tests to get financial support during isolation would stand a high chance of success, the Guardian has learned.

Legal advice circulated within the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) is understood to warn that there is a risk of a challenge under equalities law.

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