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Coronavirus (COVID-19): healthcare worker testing

Published: 8 Sep 2020

Guidance on the routine testing of healthcare workers, to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 in hospitals and other care settings.

8 Sep 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): healthcare worker testing

COVID-19 testing is being expanded to include healthcare workers:

  • in oncology and haemo-oncology in wards and day patient areas including radiotherapy
  • in wards caring for people over 65 where the length of stay is over 3 months
  • in wards within mental health services where the anticipated length of stay is over 3 months

Guidance for health boards is attached.