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.

Covid-19 reporting

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

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, the Incident Management Team, who can be reached on 01925 664466 or by emailing, and Infection Prevention Control (IPC), who can be reached on 0151 244 3335 or by emailing

Workplace guidance

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.