Information alert

The guidance on this page relates to Mid Mersey division staff who transferred from North West Boroughs Healthcare on 1 June 2021.

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

The Mid Mersey COVID-19 swabbing team is no longer operational. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate immediately in line with Government guidance and arrange a PCR test at a local testing centre.

I work in a care home. Do I need to undertake regular PCR testing?

Staff working in care homes are no longer required to complete weekly asymptomatic PCR tests. However, these staff must continue to undertake lateral flow tests (LFT) and ensure they can demonstrate a negative LFT result before entering a care home.

What should I do if a member of staff I manage tests positive for COVID-19?

If you line manage a member of staff that has a positive PCR test for COVID-19, you should immediately notify Occupational Health, Infection Control and the Mid Mersey Incident Management Team.

You will need to provide a telephone number for the positive member of staff, as the Trust have to conduct contact tracing.

You must also report the positive member of staff as ‘Confirmed COVID-19’ on the webform every day until the staff member recovers and returns to work.

You must update the Mid Mersey Incident Management Team of any significant changes to the positive staff member's condition. This includes significant deterioration of physical health, admission to hospital and sick notes.

Your staff member must have completed their self-isolation period and have had no fever for 48 hours before returning to work.