Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to PAC report on Randox

Reacting to the publication of the public accounts committee report that found that ministers and Government officials played “fast and loose”...
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LTIO offers Covid guidance to reassure employees about returning to the workplace

The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO) has today published a new COVID protection guide for businesses that want to reassure staff that it is safe to return to the office.
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LTIO publishes ‘strengthened and more robust’ Code of Conduct

The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO) has released a new Code of Conduct that reflects the growing range of non-COVID diagnostic testing and laboratory services available.
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LTIO responds to the rising threat of the BA.5 and BA.4 Covid variants

Experts are predicting another rise in Covid cases and hospital admissions due to the spread of the BA.5 and BA.4 Covid variants.
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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.
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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.
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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..."
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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.
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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.
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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.