Covid 19: Information for carers
Staff at Capital Services Corporation Ltd will be regularly tested for coronavirus with effect from 1st September 2020 every three weeks. The care home you work in will arrange the tests and the details of where and when the test will take place will be provided by the care home management.
Care homes will arrange the tests for their staff and agency staff working within the care home. The testing will be done regardless of whether you are displaying symptoms or not.
All care homes are aware that they should be testing agency staff according to government guidance issued on 6th July 2020. Care homes have been told to register through the government website link here to order their monthly testing kits. The care home is responsible for organising and making sure you receive the test.
Where a test is not arranged for you by a care home, please let the office know so that we can investigate. We will also assist you to get tested within three weeks.
Please keep the office aware of your test results.
If you test positive follow the isolating and track and tracing guidance.
If you develop symptoms let the office know. If you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, the office will also need to know.
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE should be worn as directed by the home management to minimise and prevent the spread of the virus and as part of infection control within the care homes.
When you travel by bus, a private car or train, please make sure you wear a mask.