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Table 2 Reported occupations of individuals who booked tests by local authority (LAA)

From: Who is accessing community lateral flow device testing and why? Characteristics and motivations of individuals participating in COVID-19 community testing in two English local authority areas

Occupation LAA1 Frequency (%) LAA2 Frequency (%)
Early years or education staff 2676 (19.6) 716 (9.2)
Emergency services staff 874 (6.4) 492 (6.4)
Funeral and crematorium staff 26 (0.2) 9 (0.1)
Health and social care staff including personal carers, social workers, and health visitors 1905 (13.9) 390 (5.0)
I do not wish to say 2168 (15.9) 3356 (43.3)
Key public services such as justice system, faith work, journalism 257 (1.9) 203 (2.6)
Library staff 49 (0.4) 12 (0.2)
Other customer-facing council staff unable to work from home 308 (2.3) 103 (1.3)
Other essential work not listed above 3731 (27.3) 2090 (27.0)
Supermarket or food production staff 836 (6.1) 630 (8.13)
Transport worker including parking management 572 (4.2) 295 (3.8)
Voluntary sector staff in public-facing roles 170 (1.2) 136 (1.8)
Waste management staff 101 (0.7) 68 (0.9)