As national restrictions are eased and people begin to meet again, we know there will be an increase in outbreaks.
Lateral Flow tests are a way that employees with COVID-19 but without symptoms can be found quickly. They can then be supported to self-isolate to break the chain of transmission and prevent larger outbreaks in workplaces. This has a number of benefits for businesses. These include:
The national workplace Lateral Flow Testing programme has been reviewed and today the Government has announced a more flexible programme which allows more businesses to sign up and will now allow employees to take the tests at home. More details of the announcement is here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/workplace-testing-programme-expands-to-offer-free-rapid-home-testing
We encourage you to take up this offer of free testing. The deadline to register for employee Lateral Flow tests has been extended to is 11:59pm on 12 April. You can register through this link https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests