Jersey opens new on-Island fast track Covid testing lab

Jersey’s new on-Island Covid testing lab has begun processing tests.  The lab is expected to significantly improve processing time for those arriving in the Island, with results anticipated to be available on average within 12 hours. 

Previously the Island relied upon UK based testing, which will now be phased out over the next four weeks. 

The new arrangements should allow Jersey to identify positive cases more quickly and speed up the contact tracing process.  It is also expected to be a boost to local business by reducing the impact of self-isolating while awaiting test results.

Jersey’s latest case statistics are available from the Government here.

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