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LFD Self-Testing: Updated Advice For Care Homes

Lateral Flow Device testing advice has recently been updated to include the option for Care Home staff to self-test. Read more on the latest guidance from the government and the NHS.

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Leighton Osbourne
Leighton Osbourne
Content & SEO Manager
Published on:
28/1/2021
· Last Edited On:
25/5/2022
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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.

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 COVID-19 resource packet (ZIP) with loads of info on government restrictions. The packet features additional information on LFD tests and how to minimise staff movement.

Let us know if we’re missing anything by sending us a message through our Chat feature at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Our team prides themselves on our quick response time, so you should be hearing back from us soon.

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