Workforce testing for businesses
Times are challenging for many businesses, which are working hard to keep their customers and workforce safe, and their premises Covid-secure.
Testing people without symptoms can help identify cases quickly and help break the chain of transmission. This will reduce the impact on your workforce, and also on local NHS services. Businesses of all sizes have an important role in beating Covid-19, by identifying cases early and reducing the risk of spreading the virus. You can order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace.
Businesses with 50 or more employees
- if a business is registered in England, employs 50 or more people and their employees cannot work from home, they can sign up for testing to be conducted at the workplace. The registration deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on Monday 12 April 2021.
Businesses with under 50 employees
- businesses with under 50 employees can register for National Workplace Testing by 11:59pm on Monday 12 April 2021
- if you have 10 or more employees, from early April you’ll be able to order tests for your employees to collect from their workplace and use at home twice a week. You can do this if you cannot provide testing in the workplace. [This applies to the over 50 employees as well]
- companies with fewer than 50 employees can direct workers to local community test sites if they can't offer testing in the workplace. [This applies to the over 50 employees as well]