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Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing

Due to the high prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in England, the government is temporarily removing confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for LFD tests taken at test sites, such as those situated in some workplaces, universities, secondary schools and colleges. 

For staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools who have a positive LFD test result will need to self-isolate in line with the stay-at-home guidance. They will also need to arrange a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm the result. Staff with a negative LFD test result can continue to attend school or nursery and use protective measures.