Staff COVID Swabbing Service



Advice for staff requesting PCR testing due to COVID contact, personal / household symptoms or LFT positive result

Please follow ​both IPC and Staff testing flowcharts:

Information for KHFT staff requiring COVID -19 PCR testing – to be used in conjunction with Infection Control testing and isolation guidance


COVID contact – exemptions (NEW GUIDANCE on 15 December)

If you are identified as a contact, you must isolate for ten days, unless you are ​exempt (Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk))

If you are identified as a contact please inform your line manager and follow the guidance.

If you are fully vaccinated you can return to work after a negative PCR result and then follow trust guidance for daily LFT or action to take if you develop symptoms.

Please see flow chart here.

If you are not fully vaccinated please discuss your ability to work with your line manager.

Contact with OMICRON variant does not currently alter guidance for staff (as of 15/12/2021).


PCR testing

If you are onsite and require a PCR test, please complete the online triage form and the Wolverton swabbing service will contact you to arrange a swab.

If you are offsite and are required to work within the next 48hrs please complete the online triage form and the Wolverton swabbing service will contact you to arrange a swab. You will need to be able to travel to the Trust. 

If you are offsite and are not required to work in less than 48hrs OR can work from home, please access a local test centre for a swab: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Make sure you include appropriate contact details so we can get hold of you easily to arrange a test (not work numbers or email addresses you will not be able to check).

Rapid Swab Requests

Please note that rapid swabs will only be authorised in certain circumstances where specific criteria, as per the flowchart, are met. ​Once a triage form is completed line manager to email rapid request to khft.staffswabtest@nhs.net 

Out of hours if you require a rapid swab please complete the online triage form and then contact the ASP/OOH manager.


Lateral flow test availability

There are ​intermittent issues with the national system for ordering lateral flow tests for delivery. Please continue to use this system when available. 

Alternatively, you can still pick up rapid lateral flow tests from a pharmacy or collection point.

Find where to pick up a test near you

You will also need to get a collection code before you pick up your test.

Get a collection code online

You can also get a collection code by calling 119 (free from landlines and mobiles). We will update you when the national ordering system is back online.


NHS app user guide

The NHS App is free to download and allows users to access some of their NHS records, including their COVID vaccination record and NHS COVID Pass. You may be asked to show your NHS COVID Pass to attend some events, or to travel abroad. The NHS App is different from the COVID-19 app, which is used for COVID contact tracing.


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