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Coronavirus (COVID-19) residential rehabilitation - testing, vaccination and infection control: status report

Published: 7 Oct 2021

Report providing an improved estimate of current COVID-19 testing and vaccination in residential rehab settings in Scotland and to better understand how services are adapting to minimise the risk of infection within their service.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) residential rehabilitation - testing, vaccination and infection control: status report
Appendix B

Appendix B

Testing of COVID-19

1. Is your facility currently testing staff?

Yes ☐
No ☐

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2. Is your facility currently testing residents?

Yes ☐
No ☐

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3. Is your facility currently testing visitors?

Yes ☐
No ☐

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If any testing is being carried out at your facility:

4. What type of tests to you use? (please select the most appropriate option)

PCR
(these tests are mostly conducted at official Test Sites, but are also available as a 'Home Kit', with results available within 48 hours)

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Lateral Flow (LFD)
(sometimes called 'Antigen Tests', which give a test result in 30 minutes and are often self-administered)

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Both PCR and Lateral Flow

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5. How are these tests administered? (please tick the most appropriate option(s))

Lateral Flow (LFD)
Assisted testing ☐
(This is when trained operative carries out the swabbing, processing, reading and recording of the test)

Supervised self-test ☐
(This is when the individual self-swabs under supervision, and the test is processed, read and recorded by a trained operative)

Self-test and Self Report ☐
(This is when the individual self-swabs, process the test, interpret and submit test results themselves without any assistance, from a remote or central location)

PCR

Assisted testing ☐
(This is when trained operatives carry out swabbing, ordering and dispatching of completed kits)

Supervised self-test ☐
(This is when the individual self-swabs under supervision, and ordering and dispatching of completed kits is managed by trained operatives)

Self-test ☐
(This is when individuals self-swab and manage the administration of the test themselves)

6. How often are tests carried out for residents, staff and visitors?

Residents Staff Visitors

On arrival (only) ☐ ☐ ☐
Daily ☐ ☐ ☐
Weekly ☐ ☐ ☐
Twice weekly ☐ ☐ ☐
Fortnightly ☐ ☐ ☐
Monthly ☐ ☐ ☐
Other ☐ ☐ ☐

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7. How are these tests processed at the facility once the test has been administered?

Self-processed by the individual receiving the test ☐

Non-clinical staff ☐
Clinical staff ☐
Other ☐

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8. How are the results of tests administered at your facility currently recorded?

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9. Irrespective of current testing practices, would all residents at your facility be able to do supervised self-testing? (This is when the individual self-swabs under supervision, and the test is processed, and read and recorded by a trained staff member)

Yes ☐
No ☐

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Isolation procedures

1. If so, are new residents self-isolated upon admission?

All new residents ☐
Some residents ☐
We currently do not isolate new residents ☐

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2. Do you have specific protocols in place in the event of a resident contracting COVID-19 whilst living in the facility?

Yes ☐
No ☐

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

1. How many of your total number of staff have currently received their 1st COVID vaccination?

Total number of staff
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Total staff vaccinated
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2. How many of your total number of residents have currently received their 1st COVID vaccination?

Total number of residents
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Total residents vaccinated
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Intake and Visitors

1. As part of your regular contact with individuals prior to admission, there may be a need to put in place bespoke arrangements to support these individuals to access their vaccine. How does your facility currently make contact, and remain in contact, with new residents in the days/weeks running up to the day of admission? Please detail if each new resident has a dedicated contact person.

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2. Should it be necessary for individuals already residing at your facility to be accompanied to their vaccination appointment, would a staff member from your facility be able to do this?

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3. Do you currently allow visitors to your facility?

Yes ☐
No ☐

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4. What protocols do you have around visitors to your facility?

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Contact

Email: AlcoholAndDrugsImprovement@gov.scot