Lancashire County Council is currently recruiting local people to help with its Covid-19 test and trace programme.

They’re looking for Community Swabbers to carry out the tests and for Community Testing Support officers to log the results and to carry out admin functions.  These will be paid positions and the work will take place at test sites across the county.

If you want to be part of Lancashire’s response to Coronavirus, head to the link here: http://orlo.uk/ZCXAQ

The County Council says in their invitation to join the community testing team in Lancashire

‘As we continue to face the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus, Lancashire County Council is committed to provide opportunities for testing available throughout the county, in a bid to slow the spread of the virus and help keep the people of Lancashire safe.

As a county council we know this is something we cannot do on our own. We need to come together across Lancashire during this uncertain and difficult time to make sure we can more accurately track the spread of infection, identify cases and undertake contact tracing to safeguard our residents.

We are now urgently recruiting paid community testers and support staff to help us carry out this crucial function.

This is no small role as every time a positive test is identified, it helps make a direct impact on helping our collective fight against the virus.’