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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

FAQs

NHS Scotland FAQs  Version 1.5 - Last Updated 17th February 2021

A wide range of questions (with answers) are listed within the Scottish Government PDF . These are grouped under the headings below. (Additional FAQ relating to NHSGGC are available at the bottom of this page).

  • Why are we testing Healthcare workers and who will be tested?
  • How is the test done?
  • What to do once you have results
  • Additional information for Staff
  • Implications of a Positive LFD Test
  • Implications for Other Testing Routes
  • Information for students on clinical placements
  • Information for Independent Contractors
  • Who should independent contractors contact for more information or support?
  • Quality and contents of Test Kits
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Wider use of LFD tests

NHSGGC Additional FAQs 

Last updated 17/02/21 

Can I order tests direct from Procurement: 

No, the NHSGGC Procurement Team are not able to allocate the lateral flow kits directly to any area or person.  All requests should be made via a line manager.  There is an agreed priority list which details when each site will receive the kits. Senior managers for your area will be aware of this and can provide guidance.

How do I order kits?

Test kits are distributed via our line management structures. Senior managers for your area will be aware of this and can provide necessary guidance.  Staff who meet the criteria for Lateral Flow Device testing should discuss with their line manager how and when to access a test kit. Current Lateral Flow Device testing guidance is available at the web link below:

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-issues/covid-19-coronavirus/for-nhsggc-staff/lateral-flow-device-testing-guidance/

Nurse Bank

Contact the Nurse Bank directly to arrange a time slot to pick up a kit.

Community

Lateral Flow Device testing kits are being provided via the Health and Social Care Partnership PPE hubs. Arrangements will differ depending on the mechanisms each Health and Social Care Partnership has put in place to roll out testing.   Senior managers for your area will be aware of this and can provide necessary guidance.  Staff who meet the criteria for Lateral Flow Device testing should discuss with their line manager how and when to access a test kit.

Independent Contractors

Any queries and requests to order more kits should be directed to: [email protected]

If any Practices wish to opt out, they should contact NHS Service Scotland via the e-mail address below, (available until 22nd February 2021 at 1700hrs)

[email protected]

My kit is damage (or bottle spillage).  What should I do?

Do not use potentially contaminated elements of the kit.  Contact your line manager to arrange a replacement kit.

I have a question about my test result?

Please forward any questions relating to your test result (including PCR-related questions) to [email protected].

Last Updated: 02 March 2021