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COVID-19 information for staff

COVID-19 information for staff

Staff: COVID-19 testing

PCR testing for staff with respiratory symptoms has stopped.

If you are unwell, please RAT.  

You can order RATs directly from the Ministry of Health at 

You do not need to be symptomatic to order RATs. 

If you are symptomatic, or you are a household contact of a positive case, please follow the instructions below:

Emerging Events - Employee 

Emails to will receive an auto reply with links to the staff testing guidance flowchart and the Ministry of Health portal.

If you contact the IEEMT phone, the answerphone message will guide you to the staff testing flowchart and the Ministry portal.

COVID-19 scenario responses to staff questions

quick guide for staff has information on how to manage a PPE breach, and answers for these household scenarios:

  • I have COVID-19 symptoms
  • I am deemed a close contact
  • Someone in my household bubble has COVID-19 symptoms but has not been in a Location of Interest
  • Someone in my household has been deemed a close contact and has had a COVID-19 test
  • Someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19

 Download the COVID-19 exposure quick guide for staff