Information and key steps for COVID-19 diagnostic swab tests including self-testing.


The following resources are designed to provide you with the information and key steps to follow to obtain a swab test from people requiring a COVID-19 diagnostic swab test, including yourself if you are self-testing. They focus on the correct techniques on how to safely and correctly perform a swab test to ensure you receive the correct result.

The correct swabbing technique reduces the likelihood of a false negative result and associated implications of such a result. 

You should complete the resources that are relevant to you and the area in which you deliver care.

Note: You will need to login with your Turas account to view some of the resources below.

This account is the same as your Turas Appraisal account. If you do not have an account then please register for a free Turas account.

Care Home Staff

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Patient-facing staff in hospitals, Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and COVID-19 Assessment Centres

For NHS Scotland staff. 

Healthcare staff

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Visiting Professionals to Care Homes

For Adult Social Workers and Care Inspectorate Inspectors.

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Care at Home Staff

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