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Category: Testing

Information about the test and trace service

29th May 2020

The Government has launched the NHS Test and Trace service. There are some useful links below to help you find out more: Press release detailing the release of the service and new guidance meaning those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have … Read more

Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

22nd May 2020

The Government have announced a new antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week. It will initially cover NHS and employed care staff in England. Read more here Read more

Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests

19th May 2020

The Government have announced that everyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now get a test. Find out more here Read more

Further expansion of access to coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable

29th April 2020

The Government has announced that anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over will now be able to get tested. Find out more here  Read more

Coronavirus testing programme for PAs and health care workers

24th April 2020

Find out more about the testing programme for PAs and health care workers on the links below: Process for testing of personal care assistants National testing programme strategy summary Read more

Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms

24th April 2020

The Government have announced Coronavirus testing has been extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms. Find out more about booking a test here Read more

Government to extend testing for coronavirus to more frontline workers

20th April 2020

Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be extended across England to include additional frontline workers and symptomatic members of their household. Find out more Read more

Government to offer testing for “everyone who needs one” in social care settings

17th April 2020

All care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be tested as capacity is built up. Find out more here Read more

Testing for COVID-19

30th March 2020

The testing capacity for COVID-19 is now increasing. The testing will start with those working in critical care, emergency departments and ambulance services, and any other high priority groups you determine locally. It will then sequentially expand to other NHS staff groups as more tests are made available to the NHS, and ultimately into other … Read more