Lateral flow testing for primary care staff


COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic HSC staff was paused on 3rd October 2022.  See CMO letter here.


Current tests available for Primary Care staff

For primary care symptomatic testing, the lateral flow test currently available for ordering is the Orient Gene Rapid COVID-19 (Antigen) Self-Test. These tests come in boxes of 7, and there is an instructions for use (IFU) leaflet in each box which staff should follow.

Reporting results

You must register ALL test results, whether negative or positive, by using the following link –  If your result is positive you need to register it using the above link AND report any positive results to your line manager.

See NI Direct for further guidanceCoronavirus (COVID-19): self-isolating and close contacts | nidirect

If you have any further questions, please speak to your line manager for guidance.

Staff must contact their manager as soon as they are symptomatic. If this occurs at work, staff should self-isolate and immediately telephone their manager before they go home.