Asymptomatic Testing Guide

A guide for healthcare staff self-testing for coronavirus using a Lateral Flow Device (LFD)

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Asymptomatic Testing - Trust Status

What is changing?

From July 2021 all NHS staff will move to a new system where they will be able to order their own LFD testing kits from GOV.UK. The testing kits will enable colleagues to carry out regular testing for COVID-19 at home.

The test kits provided via the new system may be different type, it is important that staff familiarise themselves with the tests and the instruction leaflet each time they receive a new box. This move will not only make best use of LFDs currently available to Test and Trace but will also provide a greater level of assurance by organisation that devices are routinely being ordered and used.

Please note, the statutory requirement to report all test results has not changed and staff must report all results in line with their organisation’s policy. Before moving to the new system trusts are to use up their existing stock of Innova 25s and should continue to provide staff with boxes until they have run out.