Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for hospices

GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
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Sets out how hospices can access COVID-19 testing for staff and patients on-site, for staff visiting patients in their own homes, and for visitors to hospices. NHS Test and Trace is making weekly COVID-19 testing available to all hospices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Separate arrangements are in place for hospices in Scotland. All registered hospices have been contacted with details of how to apply for test kits for their staff and patients. Hospices will be responsible for ordering test kits for both ‘inpatient’ and ‘community-based’ settings. Different testing routes apply depending on where the testing will be carried out, and these routes are described in detail in this document. [Published: 29 April 2021; Last updated: 19 November 2021] (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
hospices, end of life care, Covid-19, infection control, diagnosis;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
United Kingdom
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