Publish date: 25 May 2021
We would like to reassure you that all Covid-19 reporting procedures and workplace guidance will remain the same for all North West Boroughs staff who transfer to Mersey Care.
The below information should be a reminder of the Covid-19 procedures currently in place and will continue until further notice.
All ward staff should send daily ward sit-reps to the Incident Management Team (IMT) by 8.30am each morning. Please continue to send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teams are required to complete the daily Covid-19 staff sit-rep webform.
If a member of your team tests positive for Covid-19, you must continue to inform Occupational Health by emailing email@example.com, the Incident Management Team, who can be reached on 01925 664466 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and Infection Prevention Control (IPC), who can be reached on 0151 244 3335 or by emailing InfectionPreventionandControlTeam@nwbh.nhs.uk.
If you are working on an existing North West Boroughs site from 1 June:
- You must wear a surgical face mask in all areas unless you are sitting at your desk in a non-clinical office with maintained social distancing.
- Workplace assessments should be carried out and refreshed for all areas and maximum occupancy should be displayed in all communal areas.
- All patient-facing staff should be using lateral flow tests twice a week. This is vital to continue to keep our staff and patients safe. In addition, we are now able to offer test kits to non-patient-facing staff who are returning to work. For more information, please see the lateral flow FAQs.
Inpatient swabbing and isolation
All inpatients should be swabbed for Covid-19 on admission, day 3 and day 5-7 after admission, and every seven days thereafter.
All new admissions must remain in isolation until two negative swab results have been obtained from admission and day 3 swabs.
If a patient tests positive, they should be encouraged to isolate for 10 days, or if symptoms persist for longer than 10 days until they have been fever-free for 48 hours. For more detail, please refer to the standard operating procedure for testing on inpatient wards.