COVID-19 Information for PA’s
Coronavirus Testing for PA’s
The Isle of Wight Council have made COVID rapid response Lateral Flow Test (LFT) home testing kits available FREE to anyone aged 16 and over on the Island! Pick up your test kits and get tested to help keep our Island safe. To find out more information on where and when you can collect them, please click the link below;
Public Health England have recently reviewed the testing for Personal Asistants, PA’s are now entitled to twice weekly Lateral Flow Testing.
PA’s are able to join Public Heath England testing webinars. The webinars will last 1 hour and give detailed information about all aspects of testing, including:
The session will also include a Q&A with representatives from the Personal Assistant testing team, who will be able to answer questions and address any concerns in the session.
Personal Assistant Guidance
All guidance for Personal Assistant testing can be found at:
If you have any concerns about testing, or about registration of completed tests, please call 119 for help and support.
Who should you contact in an emergency?
Please remember that if, at any stage, you or someone you know cannot cope with their symptoms, or their condition gets worse, or their symptoms do not get better after seven days, use the https://111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 service or call NHS 111.
In a medical emergency, dial 999.
Personal Protection Equipment
As a Personal Assistant in the community or carrying out personal care needs, you should ensure you wear the correct PPE when supporting individuals;
If you are struggling to obtain PPE, PA’s can contact the IWC PPE Team on : PPE@iow.gov.uk
As Health and Social Care workers, Personal Assistants can access a vaccination slot. Please provide the following details to email@example.com
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