The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is widening the scope of the support they provide for asymptomatic Lateral Flow Device testing to include businesses in construction and other priority sectors with over 50 employees.
If FIS emmbers would like to be part of DHSC’s testing scheme then please attend one of the webinars noted below, and email Covid19.WorkforceTesting@defra.gov.uk or email@example.com. You should outline interest in commencing LFD testing in your workplace, and request an invite to a follow up LFD Operational Overview Session.
BEIS has advised that you should state if you have more than one site that would like to join the scheme. If you sign up to the scheme please notify Build UK via emai on Communications@BuildUK.org
Smaller sites and businesses can access employee testing via their Local Authority’s Community Testing scheme. For more details on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An ‘Introduction to Mass Testing’ webinar – Monday 1 February – Friday 5 February between 14:00 – 14:45 (The link to join is below, and is the same for each meeting)
These introductory overview sessions will last 45 minutes, provide an overview of testing and answer any initial questions you may have. They will cover:
- High level overview of Mass Testing for surveillance and Daily Contact Testing to provide understanding of the processes and what is required
- Lateral Flow Technology and reason for using
- Frequency of testing
- Resources required
- Test Site requirement
DHSC Introductory webinar – Monday 1 February – Friday 5 Feb, 14:00-14:45 – Click here to join the meeting
If you have any further questions, please contact Employee.Testing@beis.gov.uk