Please find updated guidance for making referrals for your key workers or their household members who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 which includes a new referral form and some FAQ’s which incorporate responses to many questions that we have received over the last few weeks. Updates include new arrangements for managing referrals for testing at Marley Stadium Keighley via a dedicated central team in the Council which will come into effect from 7 May 2020. Referrals or queries after today should not be sent directly to Jacqui Buckley, they should be sent to COVID19.firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a new referral form which is specifically for symptomatic key workers/household members and managers are asked to use this with immediate effect which will help with back office processes ensuring a swift referral service can be maintained.
We are also aware following the government announcement to test all workers in Care Homes regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. The latest position at a National level is covered in the attached FAQ’s however we do not know how quickly this arrangement will be deployed across the Bradford District but are hopeful that this will be within the coming days following some pilots across the District that have already taken place. The Council is keen to support Bradford Care Homes pending further National processes starting so is currently developing plans for a local process to test all asymptomatic staff based on individual care home needs. A number of pilot arrangements are being tested over the coming days and we will keep you updated on plans for a wider roll out programme as soon as possible.
Click HERE for guidance.
Click HERE for referral form.