Guidance: Cohort pool testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health

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Pooled testing is a safe and effective way of testing swab samples from several people at the same time. Several swab samples are combined into one plastic tube and are processed together to detect COVID-19.

The pooled testing pilot for universities is separate from the roll-out of rapid result tests (also called lateral flow tests) to university students.

Published 16 November 2020
Last updated 24 November 2020 +show all updates

  1. Updated with information on travelling when taking part in the testing pilot, and indicated that the guidance now also applies in Scotland.

  2. First published.


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