Antibody testing available for care staff

Antibody testing available for care staff

The Department of Health and Social Care have launched an at-home antibody testing service, which is now available to all paid staff in the adult social care sector in England including domiciliary care workers delivering home care, working in extra care and supported living, and live in carers.

Antibody tests are used to detect antibodies to the Covid-19 virus to see if it’s likely that you have had the virus before; it doesn’t confirm if you currently have the virus and can’t tell you if you’re immune to Coronavirus or if you can or cannot spread the virus to other people.  The at-home antibody testing service is supporting studies to help understand how the virus has spread in the adult social care sector, and more information including details of how to obtain a test can be found on the government website.