Do we have to offer workplace Covid testing?

There is no legal requirement for normal employers to offer workplace Covid testing, however if you do choose to do this there are several options.

Unfortunately the deadline for registering to receive free rapid lateral flow tests has passed (it was 12th April 2021). If you registered before that date you can continue to order free tests until 30th June 2021. If you missed the deadline you can:

Buy your own tests and set up workplace testing – ensuring that you are adhering to all the guidelines set up for the correct implementation of the tests

or

Pay an approved provider (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing) to provide tests or run a test site for you

Remember if any of your employees have symptoms of Covid-19 you SHOULD NOT use a rapid lateral flow test. Anyone with symptoms should order a PCR test and stay home.

Filled Under: Covid-19 Posted on: 1st June 2021

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