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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care settings, DHSC (updated 13th October 2021)

Year of publication
Outlines the COVID-19 testing available for testing staff, residents and visitors for all adult social care settings.
  1. 13 October 2021

    Updated to reflect policy has now changed regarding self-isolation for fully vaccinated individuals following contact with a COVID-19 positive case. References to lockdown also removed to reflect the easing of national COVID-19 restrictions.

  2. 24 September 2021

    Updated to reflect changes to policy when there is one case of COVID-19 in a care home, rapid lateral flow testing frequency, changes to policy when there are 2 or more cases of COVID-19 in a care home and changes to ending outbreak restrictions, when they can lifted and ongoing testing after this period.

Date added
Created by
Linda Hopwell
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health