From 04 January 2021, we will be required to administer lateral flow tests to students and staff. We will test all students twice within the first few weeks and we will be using our new primary school site to do this mass testing.

To make this happen we are appealing to the community for volunteers to assist in this process. Along with the College’s Covid safe approach to working, the government will be providing us with the necessary PPE to be able to do this safely.

The exact start date for testing has not been confirmed and could be at the end of the first week of term, so that we can make sure everyone is trained.

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What assistance do we require?

As you can imagine, there is a lot of work going into the logistics and workforce planning in order to set up this testing, and there are several roles we will need people to assist with. We will provide full training for all roles.

Quality Lead/Team Leader

Responsible for the overall on-site operations at the test site, including day day-to -day workforce management. Ensure quality assurance, incidents, risks mitigation across the testing service. Estimated to be full time for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing & serial contact testing.

COVID-19 Co-ordinator

Signs off and schedules testing activities; ensuring communications and consents are actioned; management of positive cases as per school and college guidelines. Estimated to be full time for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing & serial contact testing

Registration Assistant

Responsible for ensuring subjects have registered and distributing test kits on arrival. Ensures orderly entry of subjects onto the testing site. Estimated to be 7.45am-3.45pm Monday to Friday for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing plus serial contact testing.

Test Assistants x 3

Provides guidance and supervision to subjects on swabbing as requested. Collects completed swabs and pass them to the Processor. Ensures cleaning of swabbing bays. Estimated to be 7.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing plus serial contact testing.

Processor x 3

Prepares test sample for analysis, conducts processing of LFD and interprets result. Provides results to Results Recorder. Ensures cleaning of processing bays. Estimated to be 7.45am-3.45pm Monday to Friday for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing plus serial contact testing.

Results Recorder

Collates results from Processor and uploads to digital solution. Further details on the digital solution will be provided in the ‘How to’ Guide provided separately. Estimated to be 8am-4pm Monday to Friday for 3 weeks, reducing to one day a week for routine staff testing plus serial contact testing.

Cleaner

Cleans the testing bays, and ensures waste is correctly disposed of, including working with clinical waste provider to dispose of clinical waste. Estimated to be 3pm-5pm Monday to Friday for 3 weeks.

If you are able to help us fill any of these positions, please complete our application form.

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