So there is only one KW&V pupil in school with consent for testing...
The phone is touched with fresh gloves on to start and stop the timer before the sample is processed. Sample is then processed, area wiped and new gloves ready for the next one.Using your phone which you will take home/place on your face when taking a phone call?
I would deffo be using a stopwat
We are using clear bags that were sent out with the test kits and yellow bags we have ordered ourselves for the LFTs, swabs and tissues as instructed in the guidance. our site manager is sorting out about collection but we are getting some giant bins to keep this separate from our general waste collection. They are classing it as 'healthcare waste' not clinical. Used PPE and cleaning materials going in striped 'tiger' bagsHow are you all disposing of the LFD and swabs etc. We have yellow plastic biohazard bins (60 L volume). With plain yellow plastic sacks in them.
The inner sacks are sealed and placed inside outer sacks for disposal. However our safety officer (SLT business manager -no science training). Cannot get the disposal people to decide if the outer sacks should be yellow and black tiger striped or yellow clinical waste bags. When he checked with the local council the reply was it is not recyclable so put it into black general waste sacks. He then checked with me and I advised him clinical waste sacks should be used.
I'm a bit late in replying but thought I would add my bit anyway. Yes I am involved in testing as are the other 2 techies. Since this new lockdown I have no practicals or demos to do as my department, Biology, are mainly working from home. Chem and Phys are doing some demos and showing the students via visualisers/teams. We are doing the testing for staff weekly (those who are in) and the sixth formers who are doing the Finance exam plus key worker kids - all other students are at home. We do it on the understanding that if we are needed in science that takes priority.
We just use the clock on the wall and write the time on the tests with a Sharpie!no, using timers on our phones.
I wasn’t even asked, I attended the training and declined. No interest in putting myself at greater risk of getting Covid!If they ask me to 'volunteer' I will be refusing. I am in two vulnerable categories. With all the PPE and training in the world I do not want to get that close to a potential source of my death.
You need to be approved by whoever is in charge at your school probably Head, Bursar or SBM to register results (you need to leave the page open as well they wont see you)We aren't able to log tests on the website as our log ins don't work and we can't get anyone to sort them out