There is now widespread access to asymptomatic testing across the UK in the form of lateral flow tests (LFT) for personal assistants (PAs).

These tests provide an instant result and do not need to be posted to a lab like the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests used for people showing symptoms of the virus.

Lateral Flow Test results must be registered remotely. If you register a positive test you must self-isolate and request a PCR test to confirm the result.

Free Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) are currently available to be collected from multiple local sites. You can find your nearest collection site here.

Alternatively, they can be ordered for delivery to your home address.

As restrictions continue to be lifted over the summer months in the UK, it's important that we all stay on top of testing to ensure that we're doing all we can to halt the spread of COVID.

If you are an individual employer and have any ongoing concerns about how your PAs self-isolating might affect your care and support, please contact us on 01903 219482.