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The next distribution by NSS of LFD tests for primary care workforce COVID-19 self-testing will commence on Monday 16th August and will be completed by Sunday 5 September 2021.

Please note this distribution is of LFD tests for workforce testing, it does not relate to LFD tests available to the public via the LFD Pharmacy Collect Service.

If you will have a have a shortage of kits for your staff before receiving your next delivery, please order an interim supply of Innova 25 test kits using the process outlined below. Please only do this if you have any members of staff, who have completed their kit and require another kit that you cannot supply from your stock before 5 September 2021.

Please be advised that the MHRA use case exemption for distribution of Innova boxes of 25 LFD tests for COVID-19 self-testing expired on June 28 2021. Kits that are already in circulation remain valid for testing and can be used beyond this date, however NSS can only distribute Innova 25 kits beyond this date where really necessary from kits that are already allocated to this pathway.

Therefore your next delivery of LFD test kits for workforce testing will consist of a new product in boxes of 7 LFD tests, rather than 25 tests as previously. The new product, boxes of seven LFD tests, will be branded differently to previous tests and there are important changes to how the test should be performed. #

Further information about test kit guidance to users and an updated SOP for primary care contractors will be issued in due course.

Important note: users must continue to use the NHS Scotland reporting portal that they have been using previously see link below:


If there are any shortages on arrival of the order for workforce testing, or to order an interim supply of Innova 25 kits, please contact the National Contact Centre by phoning 0800 008 6587, in the first instance, or emailing nss.PrimaryCareLFDOrderKits@nhs.scot. If you haven’t received your order by COP on 5 September 2021, then please contact the National Contact Centre on 0800 008 6587 to request delivery.


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