Covid-19 self-test could allow return to work, say health officials

NHS England medical director tells MPs tests may be available within a couple of weeks

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  • Self-testing at home to find out whether somebody has had Covid-19 is an efficient way to find out if they are safe to return to work, a senior health official has said.

    Prof Yvonne Doyle, the medical director of NHS England, told the health select committee that finger-prick home tests would be available very soon. “We expect that to come within a couple of weeks, but I wouldn’t want to promise on that,” she said.

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