A report issued by the UK Parliament:
While it's acknowledged that LFTs are a useful tool, they have limitations when used on an individual basis to show that a person is negative. The MHRA rejected their use in schools due to their low accuracy and number of false negatives.
When self-administered or administered by volunteers, it's estimated that they're only 58% accurate, which means that somebody who thinks they're negative could go on to infect other people.
Their validity for "infection passports" in care home settings or at border control, etc needs to be questioned.
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