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King's Lynn college leaders seek testing support

College leaders in West Norfolk have outlined their plans to deliver mass coronavirus tests when students are able to fully return to campus.

Lateral flow tests are already being provided to staff, vulnerable students and students who are children of key workers at the College of West Anglia campus in Lynn's Tennyson Avenue.

But officials are now developing plans to extend that system to the wider college community as and when they can go back.

The College of West Anglia (41852391)
The College of West Anglia (41852391)

The college is looking to recruit administrative and logistical staff for the programme at its Lynn and Wisbech campuses, though they stress that employees are not expected to administer test swabs themselves. That is done by the person who is being tested.

College principal David Pomfret said: “The College’s COVID-safe approach to working has been extremely successful to date.

"We will be providing all volunteers with the appropriate training and personal protective equipment, in-line with Government guidelines and measures, before starting their respective positions.”

Specific roles include co-ordinator, team leader, registration assistant, test assistants and processors.

All staff would themselves be eligible for two rapid lateral flow tests each week.

Anyone interested should email HR@cwa.ac.uk, stating which campus and hours they would be able to work.

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