Home Care Testing Guidance
Regular testing will give workers peace of mind by picking up on any asymptomatic transmission and protect those they care for.
Asymptomatic staff test daily with LFD
Symptomatic staff should not attend work and should PCR test immediately
Testing within 90 days of a positive result:
If someone has tested positive with an LFT or PCR test, the testing they undertake in the following 90 days may be different. Full guidance on what testing they should do within 90 days of a positive PCR or LFT result can be found in this guidance
What to do if someone being cared for develops COVID-19 symptoms: If anyone being cared for by a home care provider reports developing COVID-19 symptoms they should be supported to contact NHS 111 via telephone, or online. Home care workers should report suspected cases of COVID-19 to their managers. Providers should work with community partners, commissioners and the person to review the impact on their care needs.
Report results online
Report positive cases to LA and LCRC
If a homecare worker receives a positive LFT result, they should follow the management of staff and exposed residents guidance.
Page last updated on April 6th, 2022 at 1:01pm