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Covid testing ends

Routine symptomatic Covid testing has formally ended for staff and residents in care settings, the government has confirmed.

New guidance that came in this month also confirms the end of routine asymptomatic testing in England in all health and care settings, which had been largely paused since August.

The confirmation by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) comes ahead of the planned closure of the NHS Covid-19 app, which will stop on April 27.

UKHSA officials said high levels of immunity in the population because of vaccinations allowed the scale of testing to be rolled back.

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