Lateral flow device testing guidance has been updated to allow self testing
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January 28, 2021
Marketing & Partnerships Executive | Claire

LFD Self-Testing: Care Home staff now able to administer their own tests

In recent advice published by the government, Care Home staff and Care Home managers can now self-test for COVID-19 using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests at home. 🏠

Important guidance for LFD self-testing outside of the workplace ☝️

The government has published new information on how to self-test with LFD tests from home. The step-by-step guide shows how to prepare, conduct, and dispose of an LFD test outside of the workplace. That guide can be found here.  

There are several pieces of information that are important to note about testing yourself outside of the workplace. The NHS recommends keeping the tests away from children, as well as refraining from eating or drinking 30 minutes before taking a test.

Additionally, the guidance features advice on how to log and record testing results. It also includes information specific to Care Home Managers.

Helping you stay informed 🤓

There have been lots of updates around COVID-19 testing, visits, and staff movement, amongst other things. It can be hard to keep track of what the latest advice is – especially if you’ve got a Care Home to run!

As a result, we’ve created a Coronavirus Resource packet with loads of info on government restrictions. The packet features additional information on LFD tests and how to minimise staff movement. Check out the packet here.

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