Expired PCR kits – Don’t get caught out

A message to all care homes to please check your expiry dates on you PCR kits as COVID has unfortunately not gone away. A care home who recently had a COVID outbreak were caught short when they went to use their PCR kits and found them all out of date. This caused a...

Temperature checks not required for visitors

Visitors to adult social care settings are no longer required to have a temperature check on arrival. The MHRA have advised there is little scientific evidence to support temperature screening as a reliable method for detection of COVID-19 or other febrile illness,...

COVID-19 rapid testing made easier for partially sighted people

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has launched a new service making it easier for partially sighted people to use lateral flow tests in their home. The Be My Eyes app connects people with low to moderate vision with agents from 199 through a live video call. Via...

Throat and nose test (Innova 25) instructions for care home staff

The Government have published a step-by-step guide for COVID-19 self-testing for adult social care staff. As a manager you are responsible for making sure that all staff are following the guidance in this step-by-step guide for self-testing. The guide provides...

Testing – which test to use?

We understand that some people are struggling to get LFT’s through the usual routes. Demand is extremely high currently, driven by changes to self-isolation and daily testing of close contacts policies. If you are a provider that would usually access tests through the...