Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits for children's homes

GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Great Britain. Department for Education
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Sets out when to test children and staff, type of test that should be used, and how to order more COVID-19 tests for children's homes settings. This guidance supports children’s homes in using and ordering polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits and lateral flow device (LFD) tests. Covers the testing options for both open children’s homes and secure children's homes. Updated on 20 December 2021 to reflect that daily testing is now recommended for contacts of COVID-19. [First published 14 December 2020. Last updated 20 December 2021] (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Covid-19, diagnosis, infection control, residential child care, informed consent;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
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