Covid-19 testers recruitment campaign begins

Lancashire County Council is recruiting people to help with its Covid-19 test and trace programme.
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It is looking for community swabbers to carry out the tests and for community testing support officers to log the results and to carry out admin functions.

These will be paid positions and the work will take place at test sites across the county.

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The successful applicants will get full training. Because they will come into contact with people displaying Covid-19 symptoms, full personal protective equipment will be provided.

Lancashire County Council is looking for community swabbers and community testing support officers. Photo: GettyLancashire County Council is looking for community swabbers and community testing support officers. Photo: Getty
Lancashire County Council is looking for community swabbers and community testing support officers. Photo: Getty

County Coun. Shaun Turner, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "We need to recruit around 150 people as quickly as possible so that we can continue to offer testing around the county.

"If we don't have enough people to do this, some sites may have to close so it's vital that as many people as possible come forward.

"These are temporary, but paid positions. You'll be given all the training you need as well as PPE to ensure you are safe while carrying out this vital frontline work.

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"We're looking for people who have the skills to do this work in a community test site. If you're interested, visit our website to find out more."

The community swabbers will need to correctly and safely administer nasal or throat swab tests.

Testing support officers will need to be able to use Microsoft Excel.

Applicants will need to be able to get to the test sites and be aware of the current Covid-19 government guidelines.

For more information, visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/jobs/testers/