MyHealthChecked PLC (AIM:MHC) said it welcomes plans to remove private COVID-19 testing companies from the UK government’s website if they advertise misleading prices.
The Department of Health and Social Care said that 82 providers, making up around 18% of companies listed, were found to advertise lower prices there compared to their own website at the point of checkout.
Westminster said that 57 companies will be removed as they no longer exist or do not provide a relevant testing service.
“It is absolutely unacceptable for any private testing company to be taking advantage of holidaymakers,” said Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
“We are also introducing regular spot checks this week to make sure all private providers follow the rules and meet our high standards of transparency.”
AIM-listed MyHealthChecked, which provides tests for travellers, welcomed a call for the competition watchdog to investigate concerns about inadequate service.
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