Government makes workplace testing available to all businesses

08, March 2021

Workplace testing is now available to all businesses, including those with fewer than 50 employees.

  • Business encouraged to register interest by 31 March to access free workplace testing
  • Regular testing will be “a vital part of the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease restrictions”
  • Businesses of all sizes can now register to order free lateral flow tests for their employees.

Around 1 in 3 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.

Government says that regular testing could be the difference between a workplace being able to stay open and operational, or needing to close due to a COVID-19 outbreak. So far over 3,500 businesses are signed up to offer workplace testing programmes.

Businesses have until 31 March to register for the government’s workplace testing scheme, which will remain free until the end of June. All those who can work from home should continue to do so.

Register your business at the online portal here.

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