Find information and guidance on testing. This is for providers, staff and residents. 

Testing of symptomatic staff

Staff who have COVID-19 symptoms should:

  • not attend work if they develop symptoms
  • notify their line manager immediately
  • self-isolate for at least 10 days, following the guidance for household isolation
Care home capacity is monitored via the capacity tracker. The data is shared with Local Resilience Forums via the daily national Situation Reports. This supports capacity planning and response.
However, if providers think there is an imminent risk to the continuity of care - such as the potential closure of a service - they need to raise this with the local authority immediately.

More information on test and trace

Test and trace: How it works

Essential workers: get a test today to check if you have coronavirus

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection