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New Course – Care Home Visitor Covid-19 Testing

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New Course – Care Home Visitor Covid-19 Testing
by Denise Eglinton - Monday, 21 December 2020, 1:32 PM

Dear colleagues

The eLearning team are pleased to announce that the Care Home Visitor Covid-19 Testing course has been launched.  This course is core for all identified adult care home staff.

Adult care homes have been issued with lateral flow test (LFT) kits to provide an additional layer of protection to existing visitor guidance.  To support this process, the Scottish Government have created a range of learning materials to ensure all staff identified as LFT testers are fully trained and assessed as competent in advance of carrying out tests.

Prior to carrying out any tests, all LFT testers must successfully complete an online assessment and be observed carrying out a supervised practice test completed locally (this will follow observing a test being carried out by another staff member).

To access the course, click the drop down arrow beside Find Learning, select Health and Social Care from the course categories and from the list you will see the course titled Care Home Visitor Covid-19 Testing.

Kind regards