COVID-19 TESTING – April 2022 update

Published on: 28th July 2022 | Updated on: 28th July 2022

Contacts
PCR only required if household contact of a positive case (on day 1) – am assuming that staff testing centres will continue to be available so can book test with them.

If social contact need to do LFTs if patient facing for 7 days (and redeploy if vulnerable patients and or don’t agree to testing). If not patient facing then no specific requirements.

https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=261&d=5prH4rsUR3ECnkMB_iyY8zIosnP27bDrvHLwrRL1zQ&u=https%3a%2f%2fgov%2ewales%2fcovid-19-contacts-guidance-health-and-social-care-staff-html

Symptomatic
If symptomatic and have positive LFT no need for confirmatory PCR unless in highest risk category. Guidance still states if you have cough/fever/loss of taste/smell then still need PCR though.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings#guidance-for-staff-who-have-covid-19-symptoms-or-a-positive-test-result