Confirmatory PCR tests following positive lateral flow tests
We’ve been working closely with Council colleagues to understand the impact of introducing lateral flow testing within the school population. We explored whether there’s anything PCS could do to support the rapid return to work of community health, social care and school staff in circumstances where they need to care for their children who are self-isolating. For now, we have agreed to monitor the impact on general practice and send out some clear messaging about current testing requirements.
The national media reporting of the impact of LFTs has not been helpful, so it’s perhaps worthwhile restating here what the various Covid-19 testing methods are.