Compliance with COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing requirements

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Dear Blackburn College,

The notice on your website (blackburn.ac.uk/covid-19/) requires lateral flow testing, taken the day before a return to college and every 3-5 days thereafter.

I note that the college itself collects the data online via a form for students (blackburn.ac.uk/home-test-results/) and a system for staff.

Please provide data on the following, by week:
1. Students
a. Number of students enrolled on face-to-face teaching
b. Number of COVID test results reported to Blackburn College (total)
c. Number of positive test results (subset of b)

2. Staff
a. Number of staff expected to be involved in face-to-face teaching
b. Number of COVID test results reported to Blackburn College (total)
c. Number of positive test results (subset of b)

Yours faithfully,

Mr Mason

Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

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MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF JENNIFER EASTHAM, VICE PRINCIPAL: FINANCE AND
CORPORATE SERVICES

 

Dear Mr Mason

 

Thank you for your email submitted under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

We will collate the requested information and respond to you within 20
working days as per the requirements of the Act.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to the Vice Principal: Finance and Corporate Services

PA to the Director: Business Development and External Engagement

[1]https://sharepoint.blackburn.ac.uk/Marke...

Feilden Street, Blackburn BB2 1LH

Tel:    01254 292906

 

[2]New Sixth Form - 2021

 

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Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

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MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF JENNIFER EASTHAM, VICE PRINCIPAL: FINANCE AND
CORPORATE SERVICES

 

Dear Mr Mason

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request submitted to the
College on 13 April 2021, please note below our response in two tables,
one for students and one for staff. In respect of the staff data, we are
unable to provide a further breakdown on the staff type within the numbers
of COVID test results reported to the College and the numbers of positive
test results reported.

 

1. Students

Students began receiving home test kits on: Friday 19/03/2021

 

Week (a) Number of (b) Number of COVID (c) Number of
active students test results reported positive test
enrolled across to Blackburn College results
all programmes (total) reported
15/03/2021-21/03/2021 6,100 30 0

 
22/03/2021-28/03/2021 6,202 151 0
29/03/2021-04/04/2021 6,202 – Easter 265 0
Holidays
05/04/2021-11/04/2021 6,202 – Easter 277 0
Holidays
12/04/2021-14/04/2021 6,252 99 1
Total   822 1

 

2. Staff

 

Staff began receiving home test kits on: Friday 26/02/2021

 

Week (a) Number of staff (b) Number of (c) Number of
expected to be COVID test results positive test
involved in report to results
face-to-face Blackburn College
teaching (total all staff
types)
22/02/2021-28/02/2021 340 2 0
01/03/2021-07/03/2021 342 153 0
08/03/2021-14/03/2021 343 398 0
15/03/2021-21/03/2021 343 414 1

 
22/03/2021-28/03/2021 343 353 0
29/03/2021-04/04/2021 0 Easter Holidays 167 2
05/04/2021-11/04/2021 0 Easter Holidays 173 2
12/04/2021-14/04/2021 345 113 0
Total   1773 5

 

I trust this satisfies your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to the Vice Principal: Finance and Corporate Services

PA to the Director: Business Development and External Engagement

[1]https://sharepoint.blackburn.ac.uk/Marke...

Feilden Street, Blackburn BB2 1LH

Tel:    01254 292906

 

From: Alison Alcroft
Sent: 13 April 2021 16:29
To: '[FOI #746750 email]'
<[FOI #746750 email]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Compliance with COVID-19
Lateral Flow testing requirements

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF JENNIFER EASTHAM, VICE PRINCIPAL: FINANCE AND
CORPORATE SERVICES

 

Dear Mr Mason

 

Thank you for your email submitted under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

We will collate the requested information and respond to you within 20
working days as per the requirements of the Act.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to the Vice Principal: Finance and Corporate Services

PA to the Director: Business Development and External Engagement

[2]https://sharepoint.blackburn.ac.uk/Marke...

Feilden Street, Blackburn BB2 1LH

Tel:    01254 292906

 

[3]New Sixth Form - 2021

 

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