Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care and community based testing guidance

Guidance on coronavirus testing for the social care sector.

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Training, guidance and the helpline

All staff should read the training and educational materials before carrying out the first test.

Essential training -Orient Gene LFD test kits

Webinar packs

Lateral flow devices

A number of resources  on using a lateral flow device are available at the NHS Education for Scotland website (login required). This includes slides, a video and posters.  

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test

Guidance on using a PCR test is also available on the NHS learning resources website

Further information


A free helpline has gone live to provide advice for LFD and PCR testing. 

  • Tel: 0800 008 6587 available 09:00 to 17:00 every day.
  • For hubs, please ring 0300 303 3020.
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