Further to the testing guidance released by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System on May 4th, more details have been issued for testing care workers with Covid-19 symptoms.
Care workers can be swabbed at regional or mobile testing centres, or by using home testing kits.
Workers can self-refer through the gov.uk online portal or be referred by their employer. Users enter their details and will then receive a text or email the same day, inviting them to either book an appointment at a regional testing site, or receive a home testing kit. Test results are usually available via text message within 48 to 72 hours.