Covid-19 Update 01.05.2020

We wanted to update you with some information that we have received from working in the Healthcare sector –

Where are the drive through testing facilities?
There are national testing facilities at
·         Seaton Barracks Plymouth
·         Honiton Road Park and Ride, Exeter

In addition, there are local facilities at
·         Threemilestone Industrial Estate
·         Menheniot near Liskeard

How do you book the tests with the different facilities?
A key worker or their line manager can book online.

What is the eligibility criteria?
Testing is available for any key worker who is self-isolating due to symptoms of coronavirus either in themselves or a member of their household. It is the symptomatic person in the household who is tested. People should be tested in the first 5 days of symptoms, ideally in the first 3 days. If the symptomatic person is under 5 years old or is taking warfarin they cannot be tested at the national testing sites in Plymouth and Exeter

What options are available for people who don’t drive?
There are home testing kits available through the national testing service, but the number of tests is limited and demand has been out-stripping supply.

Update on stock availability at suppliers

We recently advised that the seven PPE Suppliers below may have stock availability.  We have recently received provider feedback that currently have water repellent IIR masks and we would therefore recommend that you try this supplier.

  • DeliverNet
  • Blueleaf
  • Careshop
  • Countrywide
  • Gompols
  • Nexon
  • Wightman and Parish

In addition, we have also been advised that the following suppliers have stocks of the some items as detailed:

Super Poly Ltd – 01548 852082 or 07703 616699;
Stock Availability: Aprons and Gloves

Indigo Promotions -01606 871555;
Stock Availability: Various but NOT FFP2 or FFP3

Streamline -0131 333 9011;
Stock Availability: IIR, Visors, Sanitiser

Evergen Systems – 07921 504023;
Stock Availability: Surgical face masks, aprons, sanitiser

J & M Gardner Limited – 07521 688445;
Stock Availability: N95 face masks, 3 Ply Face Masks, Anti-Bacterial Lotions and Covid – 19 Test Kits

Stock Availability: Face masks/visors (images available), Alcohol free hand sanitiser, Anti-bactericidal hard surface cleaner spray.

FlamePRO – 01332 341 030;
Stock Availability: Nitrile gloves, masks, aprons, sanitiser and face shields

Barriguard– 01752 515303 or 07848 454727;
Stock Availability: Face shields, hand sanitiser

*information received by*

Message from Jonathan Price

Joint Director Adult Care and Health
(Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow)