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Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19 for primary care staff

 

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Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19 for primary care staff

NHS England has written to all NHS primary care contractors (medical, dental, optometry and pharmacy) regarding regular testing of asymptomatic patient-facing NHS staff.

This guidance is for primary care workers around using lateral flow assay devices on nasal swab samples as part of an integrated testing approach. This will support the NHS to control infection, reduce staff absenteeism and support COVID-19 and non COVID-19 clinical pathways. A video that explains how to do the test can be found on the NHS Learning Hub.