Winter Preparedness and COVID-19 Testing

Symptomatic testing for residents eligible for COVID-19 treatments and outbreak testing will continue throughout the winter period as detailed in the IPC guidance. To enable the sector to continue to […]

Published on 26/10/2023 in News

Symptomatic testing for residents eligible for COVID-19 treatments and outbreak testing will continue throughout the winter period as detailed in the IPC guidance. To enable the sector to continue to test during this time with no limitations or delay due to replenishing stock, we are giving you the opportunity to request additional stock of COVID-19 LFD tests.

The number of tests available will depend on your total bed capacity as registered with the CQC.

Total Bed Capacity Total Tests Available
10 or less 70 (10 packs of 7)
11 or more 497 (71 packs of 7)

You will be able to request your additional stock of COVID-19 tests via the order portal from 20 October to the 3 November.

  • Navigate to COVID-19 test order portal here.
  • Enter your UON and press continue.
  • Select Order LFD tests for winter preparedness.
  • Check your organisation‚Äôs address and press continue.
  • Enter the total number of LFD tests that you are requesting according to the table above,
    and press continue.
  • Confirm your order request.

You will receive an email when your tests have been dispatched, informing you of their delivery date.

Requesting additional stock of LFD tests will not affect any orders waiting to be fulfilled or your ability to order LFD tests should you need them at a later date.

If you have any urgent questions regarding testing within your setting, please contact 119.

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