NHS staff first to receive ‘antigen testing’ for COVID-19 this weekend


Hundreds of frontline NHS staff will be tested to find out if they have coronavirus by the end of the weekend, as the government moves to ramp up testing for the disease among healthcare workers.

Michael Gove announced that increased “antigen testing”, developed in partnership between UK businesses, research institutes and universities, will be rolled out “immediately” to those working in hospitals and social care.