Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
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Explains how personal assistants working in adult social care in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Personal assistants working in adult social care who provide care that requires them to come within 2 metres of an adult over the age of 18 who they support will be eligible for testing. Personal assistants will be responsible for ordering test kits every 21 days or an employee can order test kits on their behalf. Personal assistants should repeat lateral flow testing twice each week. This guidance has been replaced by 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for anyone working in adult social care who are not part of regular testing at work and unpaid carers'. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Covid-19, infection control, diagnosis, personal assistants, home care, self-directed support;
Content type:
practice guidance
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