Agincare pilots rapid response COVID-19 tests

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2020

We have invested in piloting rapid response COVID-19 tests.

Using a nasal swab the kit indicates whether someone has tested positive or negative for coronavirus in as little as 15 minutes. Should the pilot be successful the possibilities of where and how it could be rolled out across Agincare are very encouraging.

The rapid response testing pilot is being coordinated by Simon Luckhurst:

Protecting our clients and team members is our absolute priority throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, and this quick test gives our clients and us extra reassurance almost immediately. This helps our services be more flexible and responsive.

Once the pilot is completed satisfactorily we hope to roll the scheme out to enable more safe visiting in our care homes and reassurance to our live-in care teams right across England.