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How do I get tested for COVID-19 as a care worker?

The government has committed to provide a COVID-19 test to all care workers who need one 

This commitment covers all social care staff, including staff and voluntary workers in residential care settings and providing home care support.   

Over 20,000 social care workers have already been referred for testing. Find out how to get tested below.    

I am a care worker. How do I get tested?   

Front line care workers in England who would like to be tested should speak to their employer.    

How does the testing process work?   

Tests are currently carried out through a network of drive-through regional testing sites. Government are also piloting mobile testing units. These mobile units will provide kits directly to care homes with a significant or urgent need.   

When will I get my results?   

They aim to return test results within 48 hours of a swab being taken.   

Where can I go to get more information?   

More information is available on GOV.UK. (opens in a new tab)

For Care workers in our area, there are testing sites at:

  • Northern Lincolnshire – drive thru swabbing site, currently located at Brigg (soon to be relocated/expanded)
  • Hull & East Riding – drive thru swabbing site at Castle Hill Hospital
  • York/North Yorkshire – swabbing facilities at York, Easingwold and Scarborough

Two regional testing centres are being established to create additional testing capacity for staff and key workers across the Humber Coast and Vale region, over and above that provided by local laboratories.

  • The first site will be located at the Humber Bridge Car Park (North), Ferriby Rd, Hessle, HU13 0JG.
  • The second site will be located at Poppleton Bar Park and Ride, Roman Rd, Upper
    Poppleton, York YO26 6QF.

You can download more information here as pdfs

COVID19 – Key Worker Testing Flyer HCV

HCV COVID-19 staff testing regional centres

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