LFD testing for domiciliary care and personal assistants

COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic domiciliary care staff and personal assistants using Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) is underway in Northern Ireland.

LFD can give a rapid result just 30 minutes after the test is self-administered, and staff are being strongly advised to carry out the tests twice weekly.

Please join one of the upcoming question and answer Echo sessions due to be held over the coming weeks for staff in this sector.

Personal assistants:

Domiciliary Care Staff:

You must register ALL test results, whether negative or positive, by using the following link – www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result.

If your result is positive you need isolate immediately, register it using the above link AND report any positive results to your line manager For advice on when you can end your isolation period visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-self-isolating-and-close-contacts

Remember, if at any time you develop any of the symptoms of COVID-19 – a new continuous cough, or a high temperature, or a change in your sense of taste or smell – book a PCR test immediately.

Please share the links to the video on how to use the (blue and white) kits.

Please share the national testing privacy notice with staff which tells you how the testing programme uses your personal information.

For FAQs for use of LFD see here.