Indemnity insurance for schools Covid-19 testing

20 Jan 2021

The Association of LA Risk Managers is seeking clarification from the Government as to whether the Government’s mass testing indemnity scheme also covers schools testing.

The LA-scheme insurers, QBE, have agreed to extend the medical malpractice policy held with them to include lateral flow device tests in line with the attached endorsement (see download section below).

Trained volunteers

Trained volunteers would be covered provided that they are under the direct control of the school with relevant PPE and following government guidelines.

The risk assessments should reflect the involvement of volunteers – eg there could be incidents through being unfamiliar with the premises, or perhaps the fact that they are trained needs to be checked/proven.

Please advise Laurence Field of any changes required to this to reflect the testing position at your school.

It is understood that RPA will indemnify members if a claim is brought by a third party including pupils or employees. School should contact their individual insurance provider to confirm their cover.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2021

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