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Covid-19 Staff Testing

On this page you will find information on Covid-19 staff testing.

Staff Testing

National offer – self referral

There are a number of national drive through testing facilities open across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to make it as easy as possible for people to access testing opportunities. Staff can self refer to be tested online.

Regional testing sites include Cambridge Milton Park & Ride, Peterborough East of England Showground and Stansted.  Additional local testing sites can now be found at Cambridge Abbey Leisure and Peterborough Gladstone Park.  There are also mobile testing units located in Wisbech, St Neots, Ely, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough.  These mobile site locations will vary week on week. 

Regional and local testing sites aim to provide access 7 days per week, 8am – 8pm although variation across sites are described in the table below. Mobile testing units opening times vary according to prevalence.  Those who are unable to access the internet can call and book via 119.  Home testing kits can also be ordered via the national portal (option for any staff who cannot access a drive thru). 

Staff will be notified of closest site to them when booking. Further information on who can be tested is available.

Local staff testing route - employer referral

Working with our partners, the CCG has been able to organise a local antigen swabbing referral pathway for primary care, community pharmacy and local authority key workers.

In the first instance, all staff should try to access testing via the national route outlined above.  However, if staff are unable to access a test within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough then employing organisations can refer staff through this local referral pathway.

To refer a member of staff please complete the referral form and send this to capccg.covid19staffswabbing@nhs.net.

Covid swab testing available for practices - full guidance

NHS Test and Trace are making Covid swab testing available to all General Practices in England. The service will be available to all practices on a voluntary, opt in basis. Members of the public will continue to be directed to drive through, walk in and home testing services. Full guidance on registering and using the service is available. 

Test and Trace Guidance

Latest CCG guidance on Test and Trace: Managing the Impact on GP practices. 

Staff Risk Assessment 

Ensuring the safety of our staff as well as our patients during Covid is a top priority for all healthcare services in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough system. Part of the system-wide approach to staff safety is the need to undertake a risk assessment for all of our colleagues working in clinical settings during this time. All practices are asked to complete A Risk Assessment for all staff.

26/02/2021