Expansion of Coronavirus testing
The First Minister has announced that –
The regular testing of healthcare workers will be expanded to cover primary care workers in patient facing roles such as GPs, dentists, optometrists, and pharmacists
From mid February, regular testing will also be available to all staff who work directly with patients in hospices
Regular testing in other health settings, such as addiction and mental health services will also be expanded
Targeted testing will support some essential public service functions, including emergency service control rooms and NHS24
Some industries such as food production and distribution will see routine testing.