Ever since the first cases of Covid-19 were made public and what started as a viral outbreak became an epidemic, testing at the heart of most countries methods for dealing with the virus, including the UK. Testing may not treat the virus, but it helps to control the spread. As Covid-19 is incredibly infectious, the government and World Health Organisation worked out very quickly that it was important to know as accurately as possible who did and who didn’t have the virus.
In the Pre-Covid world, testing for infectious diseases and viruses obviously existed, but like a lot of things in connection to the pandemic and coronavirus, testing has become a part of normal everyday life. Even if you don’t understand the ins and outs about what the different tests are called, how they work, and which are most effective, you know of their existence, and, likely, you have even had one or more over the last 18 months and counting.
That is especially the case if you work in-person on-site at your employer’s premises, as testing became vital for businesses looking to stay afloat and ride out the pandemic as best they could, especially when the restrictions imposed during the first National Lockdown were eased and lifted.
However, a lot has changed even since then. There seem to be changes made on a monthly or sometimes even weekly basis. What is different now regarding testing staff if you are an employer?
Can You Order Free Testing Through the NHS for Your Staff?
Unfortunately, although it was possible in the past, you are no longer able to order free NHS rapid lateral flow test kits for your staff. If you are looking to have all your staff tested regularly or as a one-off, you can do one of two things, you can either:
- Buy all the tests you need and create your own workplace testing area
- Pay a private and approved testing facility to either give you the tests or run and manage a testing site on your behalf for your staff.
Why Choose Pure Testing For Staff Covid-19 Testing?
If you are looking for a Government-backed and UKAS-certified testing facility and laboratory setup then look no further than Pure Testing. Our team of healthcare professionals offers a fast and highly accurate testing operation. We will come to your workplace and set up a testing station to help reduce the chance of downtime due to needless self-isolation. You can get the results of your staff Covid-19 tests on the same day via email so that you know who is and who is not infected.
Our booking system is very easy to follow, and we have a testing capacity for approximately 500 employees daily. Don’t worry if there are more in your employment than that, as we can decide and cover your whole workforce within a matter of days.
If you do not have the facilities or space for us to come along and set up a testing area within your workplace, don’t worry as we can decide and set up a mobile testing facility outside your business premises.