Guilty as charged Chris Evans admits he had no idea about Covid test requirements

Chris Evans admits to 'not testing twice a week' for covid

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Chris Evans, 55, held his hands up on Wednesday morning and confessed he had no idea that he and his wife Natasha, 38, were supposed to be doing a Covid test twice a week along with their children who are attending school. But with the ever-changing rules, it can be very easy for information to slip through the net, as the radio DJ admitted that while his kids who are in education were doing tests, he wasn’t aware he and Tash also had to do one.

I wasn’t aware of this!

Chris Evans

It comes as the on-air team were discussing how the pandemic has affected children in education, whether it be at primary school, university and everything in between.

Rachel Horne revealed that she and her son Tom, test every Wednesday and Sunday, something Chris seemed taken aback by.

“Now this actually goes beyond that now, everybody should just tested twice a week!” he exclaimed.

“The lateral flows are easy to do, and easy to order,” Rachel continued.

“It takes a couple of minutes and we just have it in our routine.”

Turning his attention to his other colleague, Chris asked: “Were you aware of this Vassos?”

As his co-star nodded, the host added: “Have you been testing twice week?”

“Mostly,” Vassos shrugged.

“You can say no, it doesn’t matter because I haven’t been testing at all!” Chris said, sheepishly.

“I had no idea!”

Vassos explained: “I try and do it when the kids do.”

Nodding, Chris shook his head and confessed: “Well, I’m going to hold my hands up and say I’m guilty as charged.

“I had no idea we were supposed to be testing twice a week

“I’ve talked about it on the air, Noah is a responsible 12-year-old who goes to school and is doing his tests twice a week full stop.

“It should be like we all are, but we haven’t! Tash hasn’t, I haven’t!”

He cried out: “I wasn’t aware of this!”

The government website currently states that pupils and students should take twice-weekly tests using a home test kit and should report all results to NHS Test and Trace as soon as the test is completed.

Other members in the household, childcare bubble of an early years child or staff working with children should also be twice-weekly tested.

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show airs weekdays at 6:30am on Virgin Radio.

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