Studies on effectiveness of lateral flow tests

26 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has highlighted the findings from three studies on the real-world use of rapid tests, known as lateral flow devices (LFDs), arguing that it confirms their effectiveness under a variety of conditions.

Updated guidance on PPE and visiting in care homes

20 July 2021

The Government has issued updated personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance for all care workers working in care homes in England, visitors and essential care-givers within the care home setting to reflect that, from 19 July, most legal restrictions to control Covid-19 are being lifted.

Frontline health and care staff can work rather than self-isolate

20 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that from 19 July double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England who have been told to self-isolate can attend work with testing mitigations in exceptional circumstances.