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Letter detailing Testing Expansion Plan sent to Scottish care home managers

The Scottish Government Director of Mental Health and Social Care, Donna Bell has issued a letter to care home managers with details on the areas of testing within the Testing Expansion Plan.

The Testing Expansion Plan will significantly expand testing to designated visitors to care homes and professionals from health and other professions that regularly visit care homes.

Early adopter care homes could see this visitor testing expansion from 7 December, becoming available to all care homes from 11 January.

This approach will see the introduction of lateral flow testing for visitors on the day of the visit, at the care home site, so that if a test is positive, family members can take immediate action to isolate and avert the harm that could have arisen.

The letter also includes information about Christmas visiting, including a reminder of the upcoming Christmas Guidance and the use of PCR testing over the Christmas period.

The full letter with details of all the areas of testing expansion can be found here.

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