Staffordshire County Council launches recruitment drive for rapid testing

A council is recruiting people to help roll out rapid testing of coronavirus in Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council is launching a new scheme next week which will eventually see 80,000 people get tested each week.

Testers are needed to help deliver the rapid tests which can produce results in less than an hour.

These tests will help to quickly identify people who have Covid but may have no symptoms.

Anyone interested in being a tester is asked to email their CV to testingrecruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk.

Full training will be given beforehand and applicants don't need any medical experience or qualifications.

Dr Johnny McMahon, cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said: "These new rapid tests aim to help us reduce the risk of infection by identifying more people with the virus at the earliest opportunity.

"We will need help in delivering these tests across our communities over the coming months and we are asking for people to sign up now if they are interested in a job as a tester.

"Full training will be given and you don’t need any medical experience or qualifications.

"All we ask is that you are in good general health and enjoy working with people."

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