The government has made new funding available to care homes to help combat the challenges of staffing and testing.
The Rapid Testing Fund is meant to help care homes deal with increased levels of testing, including the requirement of LFD tests, as well as ease the additional admin pressure placed on staff caused by increased testing.
Some of our community members expressed confusion around what the Rapid Testing Fund is, including who is eligible and how to access it. We spoke to our team of experts to create a document answering any questions you may have around the fund. It also features a spreadsheet you can use to help track your spending. We hope you find it helpful and that it clears up any questions you have.
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Download our rapid testing fund guidance (ZIP).