Updated 14 January 2022

Symptomatic testing programme

CUH continues to provide a Covid-19 staff testing service. If you require a symptomatic swab, please arrange it via: https://cuhstaffportal.co.uk/testrequest/.

Details of when a symptomatic test should be arranged, how to organise a test and what action to take on the result is available at COVID-19 staff guidance from Occupational Health

Asymptomatic testing programme

We ask all staff working on site to register with the asymptomatic testing programme. If you can’t attend the kiosk please email CovidMultiScreen@addenbrookes.nhs.uk with your name, DOB, address, email address and contact phone number.

Asymptomatic PCR pick up point

The asymptomatic PCR pick up point is located in the corridor between ­­­­G2 and J2, as shown on the map below.










The usual opening times for collection of the PCR tests are Monday to Friday between 08:30 to 16:30.

If you have had both doses of a Covid vaccine please submit a swab:

  • every week if you work on a red ward or on a ward with particularly vulnerable patients (C2, C5, C9, C10, D5, D9, E10, F5, G5, haematology day unit and oncology day unit)
  • every two weeks if you work in any other area.

If you have not had both doses of a Covid vaccine please submit a swab:

  • twice a week (until two weeks after the second dose).

We ask staff to also participate in the NHS lateral flow process

Details of how to obtain lateral flow device test kits are at: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests and will able to perform a lateral flow test twice weekly. This can be undertaken in addition to the existing CUH asymptomatic programme (PCR) but we ask, when possible, staff continue with the PCR swabs as well, as these have a lower risk of a false negative result.

All lateral flow test results MUST be reported to https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

All positive lateral flow tests must be reported to occupational health on 01223 216767 or ohschelp@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

If you have a positive lateral flow test follow the instructions at COVID-19 staff guidance from Occupational Health

It is advised you do NOT take part in the asymptomatic PCR COVID-19 screening programme for 90 days following a positive result, as you may continue to test positive although not be infectious. However, you should resume regular lateral flow testing once you return to work after Covid-19 infection.