Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Department Of Health Details The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for: Test to Release for international travel domestic COVID-19 testingBoth lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday. Published 14 December 2020 Last updated 26 January 2021 +show all updates 26 January 2021 Updated list 25 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 22 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 21 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 20 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 19 January 2021 Updated both lists…

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Department Of Health Details The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for: Test to Release for international travel domestic COVID-19 testingBoth lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday. Published 14 December 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 +show all updates 25 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 22 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 21 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 20 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 19 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. 18 January…

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Press release: More employers sign up to rapid testing to protect workforce

Expansion of testing will find more positive cases, keeping key workers from unknowingly passing on the virus and protecting vital services Organisations signed up to workplace testing already include Royal Mail, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Primula, Moy Park, Octopus Energy, Apetito, and DVLABusinesses and public sector organisations are joining a government scheme to test workers without symptoms who cannot work from home.Around 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and may be unknowingly spreading the virus. To help stop the virus spreading, the government is making millions of rapid test kits available to NHS and care home staff, primary care workers, schools, colleges and universities,…

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Press release: More employers sign up to rapid testing to protect workforce

Expansion of testing will find more positive cases, keeping key workers from unknowingly passing on the virus and protecting vital services Organisations signed up to workplace testing already include Royal Mail, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Primula, Moy Park, Octopus Energy, Apetito, and DVLA.Businesses and public sector organisations are joining a government scheme to test workers without symptoms who cannot work from home.Around 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and may be unknowingly spreading the virus. To help stop the virus spreading, the government is making millions of rapid test kits available to NHS and care home staff, primary care workers, schools, colleges and universities,…

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Guidance: Test to Release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Published 24 November 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated to include a link to the list of countries with travel bans. 19 January 2021 Added 'including Madeira and the Azores' to the Portugal listing. 19 January 2021 Updated to add the list of countries not eligible for Test to Release. 16 December 2020 Added clarification for providers of test to release on when tests can be provided and administered (section 10: 'Date tests can be provided or administered'). 14 December 2020 Updated guidance to add ISO 15189 under '9. For point of care testing' and to reflect that the 14-day isolation…

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Department Of Health Details The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for: Test to Release for international travel domestic COVID-19 testingBoth lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday. Published 14 December 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 21 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 20 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 19 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. 18 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 15 January…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Published 17 April 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 In 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', added Office of National Statistics (ONS) to the list of data processors. 20 January 2021 In 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information quick read' and 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', under 'What personal data we collect', added: 'recent travel history (for example, whether you travelled overseas in the last 14 days and the country you spent most time in)'. Added new laboratories (5 to 12) and Royal Mail to 'Annex 6: list of data processors' of 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Testing for coronavirus:…

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Two new UK Government Covid testing sites open in Fife

The UK Government has today, Thursday 21 January, opened two new walk-through coronavirus testing centres in Fife at Glenrothes Miners Charitable Society in Glenrothes (KY7 5NL) and Dell Farquharson House in Dunfermline (KY12 7DS).The centres are part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises of six drive through sites, 28 walk-through sites, 21 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all Covid testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in…

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Department Of Health Details The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for: Test to Release for international travel domestic COVID-19 testingBoth lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday. Published 14 December 2020 Last updated 21 January 2021 +show all updates 21 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 20 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 19 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. 18 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 15 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. 14…

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Press release: Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week

Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms. Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be made available across the country from this week, with the eligibility of the community testing programme expanded to cover all 314 lower-tier local authorities.Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing at people who are unable to work from home during the national lockdown.Expansion of asymptomatic testing will identify more positive cases of COVID-19 and ensure those infected isolate, protecting those who cannot work from home and…

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