Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for hospices, DHSC (updated 22nd September 2021)

Sets out how hospices can access COVID-19 testing for staff and patients on-site, for staff visiting patients in their own homes, and for visitors to hospices. 22 September 2021Updated to include information on testing for patient facing volunteers. 27 July 2021Added information on changes to hospice visitor testing in Northern Ireland and updated the section on return box tracking.
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