Coronavirus (COVID-19) lateral flow testing in adult social care settings

Sets out how adult social care services can carry out rapid lateral flow tests on site.

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For ‘On-site testing for adult social care services’ go to Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care settings.

For ‘Testing for professionals visiting care homes’ go to Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in adult care homes.


On-site testing for adult social care services

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This guidance explains how adult social care services can prepare and manage on-site lateral flow testing.

This can include testing of:

  • staff
  • visiting professionals
  • people getting care and support from social care services
  • other visitors (family and friends)
Published 5 March 2021
Last updated 11 March 2021 + show all updates
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