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Lateral flow coronavirus tests for employees

Tuesday 30th March 2021
Register to order free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees by 12/04/2021.

Recently BAFE published information discussing the roadmap easing COVID-19 restrictions and that this should prompt reviews on fire safety. Within this, BAFE reassured that fire safety service providers continue to operate as safe as possible following appropriate COVID-19 guidance to help clients meet their obligations.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) have distributed important information that Government are providing free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace.

Government state “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.”

You must register by 11:59pm on 12 April 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests

Government stresses this service is “currently only available to businesses registered in England”. However, “if your business is registered in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland but you have employees in England, you will need to register by email.” p-and-psector@dhsc.gov.uk

Links to advice regarding COVID-19 testing of employees in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are provided on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests