Personal details are not given out. Information is being shared with GPs to record on medical records of staff who are their patients. Information is not being shared with the CCG or Public Health unless necessary.
Do staff who test positive and remain off work with symptoms for a number of weeks require a fit note from their GP?
Staff should try to get a fit note from their GP; but it is understood that in some instances this may not be possible and they remain on special leave.
Currently the results are being received between 24 and 72 hours after the test has been undertaken.
All staff will be offered a test. There are three priority strands: Group one are the highest priority. These are colleagues those who have symptoms themselves, and also those living in a household where someone has symptoms. These are carried out at Barnsley, Fieldhead, Calderdale …
If a test comes back positive do you then contact trace and test family and staff that the person has had contact with?
The current test matrix is for staff only. Family members can be tested through the national routes.
Currently only the testing of symptomatic staff is compulsory. If staff are asymptomatic it is not compulsory.
If you are symptomatic you should be informing your manager of this to ensure appropriate support is provided. If you have had a test, results are provided to staff members via one of three routes: An infection prevention and control member of staff will contact …
This is in line with the current government guidance to reduce transmission.
Will the Trust be testing asymptomatic service users if there is a positive case on a ward (either staff or service user)?
Testing will take place when there is evidence of transmission. The infection prevention and control team with monitor this closely and take steps if required.
The NHS Test and Trace service has now been launched. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their close contacts. The NHS Test and Trace service will help us control and …