Covid-19 test

In some welcome news, all employers with 10 or more employees are now eligible for workplace testing for Covid-19. However, businesses will need to register their interest by 12 April to access the free service.

The government sees regular testing as a vital part of its roadmap to cautiously ease restrictions.

Around one in three people with coronavirus don’t have symptoms, which means they could be spreading the virus in workplaces without knowing. Rapid testing detects cases quickly – in under 30 minutes – meaning positive cases can isolate immediately, breaking chains of transmission. The government views regular testing to be extremely important and could be the difference between a workplace being able to stay open and operational, or needing to close due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Click here to access the online portal which has been launched in relation to this. Businesses will be provided with all the information they need to plan and deliver their testing programme, along with promotional materials.


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