Are you ready to test? Register for free workplace testing now!

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On 6th March the Department of Health and Social Care issued a press release announcing that businesses of any size, registered in England, can now access free workplace testing, previously available only to companies with 50 or more employees.

As we edge closer to 12th April when non-essential retail is due to re-open in England, it is vital to do everything we can to minimize the risks of further lockdowns and closures.  Now is the time to consider how to keep your teams and customers safe, and workplace testing is a key part of this.

To take advantage of the scheme you need to register before 31st March, providing your company name, registration number and an email address.  You will then be able to order sufficient supplies to implement on-site testing twice weekly, minimising risks to customers, colleagues and your business.

Staging dates, support and guidance for the devolved nations and Ireland varies, and the latest guidance can be found as follows:

Wales – COVID-19 workplace testing framework [HTML] | GOV.WALES

Scotland – Coronavirus (COVID-19): retail sector guidance – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Northern Ireland – Executive agrees a number of early relaxations to Covid-19 regulations | The Executive Office (executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk)