National Worker Testing Programme – open now to organisations with over 50 employees
The National Worker Testing Programme is an asymptomatic testing programme which provides free testing to all those who need to leave home to go to work during the national lockdown.
It is now open for registration to organisations with over 50 employees only – you can find out more and register to receive tests for your employees here.
The programme forms part of the wider Community Testing Programme (CTP) which helps to identify asymptomatic cases through local testing and supports the participants to isolate. A third of individuals who test positive for coronavirus have no symptoms at all and can therefore spread it unknowingly. Community testing uses rapid lateral flow tests to help identify those people who are infectious to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. More information about the CTP can be found here and you can find your nearest local authority testing site here.
The Department of Health and Social Care are currently running webinars at 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays where you can find out more about the National Worker Testing Programme. This session offers an overview of the programme and will guide you through the options available, the registration process, and the operational processes. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions. You can find further details about the webinar and a link to join below.
DHSC Asymptomatic Testing Webinar | 2-2.45pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
These introductory overview sessions provide an overview of testing and will answer your initial questions:
· 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
Join any of the webinars via Microsoft Teams at this link.