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Care home coronavirus testing

15 May 2020

On Monday, the government launched a care home testing portal to allow testing for all care home staff and residents regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not. 

Care home managers will have received information about how to access the portal to request testing kits with priority being given to homes with a recent outbreak, followed by homes of over 50 residents and then homes where residents and staff are not showing symptoms.

Please remember that if you develop coronavirus symptoms you should self-isolate and inform your line manager. Where necessary, you will then be contacted by a member of the HR team to arrange testing.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus must self-isolate for 7 days following the onset of symptoms.