New boost to rapid workplace Covid testing

New boost to rapid workplace Covid testing

Published: February 15th, 2021

The Government has taken new measures to help businesses offer their staff rapid Covid-19 testing.

An online portal has been launched to make it even easier for businesses in the private sector to get involved and find out more about offering rapid testing in the workplace.

Business that are open during lockdown can now sign up to rapid testing programmes that identify cases of Covid-19 in employees who are not showing symptoms, to help stop the spread of Covid-19, and ensure vital public and economic services can continue.

Businesses can register to order coronavirus rapid lateral flow tests for employees if:

  • Your business is registered in England
  • You employ 50 people or more
  • Your employees cannot work from home

A Government spokesman said: “Testing is key to breaking the chains of transmission.

“Around one in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and may be unknowingly spreading the virus.

“This expansion of testing will find more positive cases, keeping workers who cannot work from home unknowingly passing on the virus and protecting vital public services.”

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