Test results for COVID-19 coming back quickly
Lockdown is easing across the UK and OSJCT is pleased that testing is progressing well.
As we progress through the roadmap to exit lockdown, we are pleased with many of the processes that have been put in place to support the care sector.
In recent weeks we have noted that a large number of COVID-19 test results are coming backing within 24 hours and, when paired with the ‘instant’ Lateral Flow Testing that we do in our homes for visitors and the success of the vaccination rollout across the UK, this is having a significant positive impact in our homes.
Patsy Just, OSJCT’s regional director for Oxfordshire, said: “The turnaround time for these tests has come down considerably in recent weeks and that really helps us in the homes by bringing more certainty to all of our activities.
“We were pleased to start allowing visiting again and then to allow contact visits in homes able to facilitate them, and the support through the testing and vaccinations programme is further increasing confidence within the homes.”