Whether your business currently only has a reduced workforce operating in person at your business premises or you are following the appropriate social distancing and safe working guidelines, you will be interested in ensuring the spread of Covid-19 is minimised. With the pandemic still causing problems and still spreading, while the vaccines are rolled out, it is important that we are all tested regularly. This is especially important if your staff need to attend work to progress your business.
If you have not already organised regular testing for your company, consider some of the major
benefits to utilising the corporate testing service we offer at Pure Testing.
Protect your Staff From Exposure to Coronavirus
This is perhaps the most obvious benefit to organising for corporate testing of your workforce, but it is still worth highlighting. The best way to minimise the exposure and spread of the virus is to obey the safe working and social distancing rules and regular testing. If your staff are regularly tested before they come into work or at the start of the working day, you can quickly deal with anyone that tests positive for the virus. That way they can self-isolate at home and prevent other members of staff contracting it from them.
Keep Disruptions to Business at a Bear Minimum
With a global pandemic of the scale we are experiencing with coronavirus, there is always going to be some disruptions and obstacles in the way of your business running smoothly. With regularly testing, as outlined above, you can prevent these disruptions. You will always know who has the virus present in their system, whether they are asymptomatic or not, and can reduce the number of people who need to be sent home to self-isolate, just because they experience symptoms.
Reduce Employee Absenteeism
Following nicely from the above point, without testing, if anyone in your workforce develops
symptoms of coronavirus, the government guidelines state that they should self-isolate immediately and get a test. Having tests pre-booked for your staff at regular intervals can stop this from being too much of an issue. There is less chance of people having to stay off because they think they have coronavirus, because you will know for sure if they do or don’t with a positive or negative test result.
Identify Who Has Come Into Contact With People Who Have Covid-19
The problem with Covid-19, like many other infectious diseases, that it is not always cut and dry telling who is infected and who isn’t. Some people, for example, are asymptomatic, meaning they carry the virus and can affect other people, even if they don’t display any of the effects or symptoms. This can be devastating to a workforce and does not help in combatting the spread of this very infectious illness.
When you test regularly, however, you can quickly identify the asymptomatic individuals and take the appropriate measures, either having them work remotely or self-isolating.
As you can see, there are various great benefits to investing in corporate Covid-19 testing for your workforce.