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Changes to how primary care staff access lateral flow devices for asymptomatic testing – England only

Asymptomatic staff testing is an important component of Infection Prevention and Control, which all organisations and staff have a duty to adhere to.

From 5 July 2021, all NHS staff can order tests directly through the government lateral flow ordering portal and have these delivered to their home addresses.

Further information can be found here:

NHS England and NHS Improvement letter

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure - Use of lateral flow devices for asymptomatic staff testing For SARS CoV-2 in all NHS Staff

Lateral flow antigen tests for asymptomatic staff testing Frequently asked questions – primary care (organisations and staff)

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