The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance on testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in hospices. In England, staff are required to take a PCR test and a lateral flow test on the same day every week, alongside an additional lateral flow test three to four days after. Patients should be tested when being admitted to the hospice and on an ad hoc basis thereafter. The rules differ for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Visitor testing is not mandatory. Hospice managers can order the PCR testing kits online and every test kit must be registered online.