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Personal test kits in childcare

(6 Posts)
janny4 Wed 24-Feb-21 17:08:42

Can we get the Self test kits that teachers use as we are looking after our grandchildren when parents stop working from home?

Kamiso Thu 18-Mar-21 14:35:59

Probably best to contact your local health authority as each area seems to do things differently.

Suank Thu 18-Mar-21 14:37:04

Suank Thu 18-Mar-21 14:45:52

If you care for a school or nursery age child as part of a childcare bubble you can have twice weekly home lateral flow tests. (you do not need to be showing symptoms for these, that are a screening test. If you have symptoms you should get a full PCR test as normal) See my link above about how to obtain them .

JaneJudge Thu 18-Mar-21 15:03:53

They have sent my son home with enough to last until Easter. You can find your local site via here you ring ahead and then pick up the tests as far as I know

Galaxy Thu 18-Mar-21 15:06:00

As everyone says yes. I am doing twice weekly testing at home. You can have them delivered or pick them up.