Staff guidance

Asymptomatic staff testing

Asymptomatic (lateral flow) staff testing is available to all staff who deem themselves as being ‘patient-facing’.  This is not limited to clinical staff, and includes all staff in close contact with patients such as all clinical staff (including doctors), porters, laboratory staff, ward clerks etc. Staff should take the testing kits home, use them twice each week and report their results. You will not be eligible to take the tests if you have had a positive Coronavirus swab result within the last 90 days – please pick up a testing kit when this 90 days has surpassed.

If you are a ‘patient-facing’ member of staff, lateral flow testing kits will be available on your ward or department soon. Check the timetable
below showing which departments are being visited by the team each week.

Getting started

Here’s some simple steps to getting started:

  1. You must watch the COVID-19 self-swab for healthcare staff video tutorial before picking up your testing kit
  2. Watch the full lateral flow instruction video (10 minutes) to save you time when picking up your testing kit
  3. Get your testing kit when the team come to you your ward/department or visit a Collect a Kit session

Reporting your results

You should report your results using this quick and easy online form (click here).

Alternatively, open your Outlook (work email account) and email nlg.staff-self-testing@nhs.net with either the word ‘positive’ OR ‘negative’. Please enter ‘Lateral Flow Testing’ in the subject line.

Help and support

For further information on the tests, reporting your results and what to do if your result is positive, please read the asymptomatic staff testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

An asymptomatic staff testing step-by-step guide has been created to support you through the testing and reporting process. If you need further information or support in carrying out the tests or reporting your results, please contact the helpline on nlg-tr.twselftestqueries@nhs.net or 03033 306645.

Collect a Kit timetable

Grimsby Scunthorpe Goole
Monday 25 January 9am to 12pm

Training and Development

9am to 12pm

Fleming Room, Butterwick House

Tuesday 26 January 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Training and Development

9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Nightingale Room, Butterwick House

Wednesday 27 January 1pm to 4pm

Training and Development

9am to 12pm

Lister Room, Butterwick House

Thursday 28 January 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Training and Development

 
Friday 29 January   9am to 12pm

Fleming Room, Butterwick House