How frequently should Healthcare Workers be tested for Covid-19?

DL (2021) 51 provides an update on a change to the asymptomatic Healthcare Worker (HCW) LFD testing policy from twice weekly to daily testing, as well as a move from Innova 25 and Orient Gene 7 test kits to Orient Gene 20 LFD test kits.

This letter also highlights the measures that you should continue to take to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, including the new Omicron variant.

As early identification of cases is even more important with the new Omicron variant, it is strongly encouraging for all HCWs to test daily.