Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO calls on Government to extend the Production Restart Scheme

The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO) has called on the Government to extend the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme which is due to end on the 30th of April.
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

Less than a third of public will get a Covid test now they have to pay, despite having symptoms

New research has revealed that less than a third of the public will get a Covid-19 test if they have to pay for it – even if they have symptoms – as England faces the end of universal free Covid testing from 1st April.
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to plans to axe funding for the React-1 infection surveillance study and other Covid research projects

"The cancellation of funding for the globally-recognised React-1 study effectively calls to a close the UK’s early-warning system..."
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to plans to end free Covid testing for the general public

Testing continues to be the antidote to lockdowns. While it is important to find ways to reduce expenditure on testing, it is important to be wary about the potential impact of new variants.
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to plans to cut all Covid testing for double-jabbed travellers coming into the country

"We are concerned that travel testing requirements have been lifted too quickly.
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to plans for all Plan B restrictions to end in England

As we have said before, testing is the antidote to lockdowns. The only way our country can avoid hard lockdowns is by maintaining a robust Covid testing regime...
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to signs that Government plans to scrap travel testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

The only way our country can avoid hard lockdowns is by maintaining a robust Covid testing regime.
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation appoints Tom Watson as Chair

London, 12 January 2022 – The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO), the standards body for Covid testing companies, has appointed British former politician Tom Watson as its Chair.
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LTIO responds to Government scrapping of PCR travel testing requirements

A spokesperson for the LTIO said: "We do not support the decision by the Government to scrap PCR testing for pre-departure tests and Day 2 tests."
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to news of reduction of COVID-19 self-isolation period to seven days

Following the news that the Government is reducing the COVID-19 self-isolation period to seven days from 10 days for people in England who get a negative result on a lateral flow test two days in a row
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO Responds to Lord Tyrie’s Comments on the PCR Testing Market

Francis Ingham, Independent Director of the LTIO said: “The…
Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO response to the Times article: ‘Sajid Javid urged to crack down on the testing firms ‘conning’ customers’

A spokesperson for the LTIO said: “The Laboratory and Testing…