County set to re­cruit 150 testers

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LAN­CASHIRE County Coun­cil is re­cruit­ing peo­ple to help with its Covid-19 test and trace pro­gramme.

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 around the county.

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

County Cllr 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.

“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 www.lan­cashire.gov. uk/jobs/testers/

County Cllr Shaun Turner is ap­peal­ing for peo­ple to ap­ply to join the county’s test and trace pro­gramme

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