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COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing – use outside of clinical settings Timelines: Covid-updates

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing – use outside of clinical settings Timelines: Covid-updates

November 25, 2020

Following recent government pilots in England of rapid antigen testing, there are a number of providers now offering private rapid testing services for employers.

Public Health England (PHE) guidance relating to rapid antigen testing in the community remains unchanged at the present time, meaning this type of test is only recommended in clinical or care home settings. PHE are currently assessing three rapid antigen tests for use in community settings and are expected to update their position soon.

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