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Posted : 08 Mar 2021 at 15:31:01
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Construction companies of all sizes can now register to order free lateral flow Covid tests for their employees from the government.

The tests detect positive cases in under 30 minutes and firms can find out more online here where businesses will be provided with all the information they need to plan and deliver their testing programme, along with promotional materials.

Companies have until the 31 March to register for the government’s workplace testing scheme which will remain free until the end of June.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Regular workplace testing is a vital part of our route back to normal life, which is why I’m very pleased that we’re now expanding our offer of free workplace testing to businesses of all sizes.

“I urge all businesses to register their interest in the programme before 31 March to help break chains of transmission and keep people safe.”

Federation of Small Business Chairman Mike Cherry added: “A workplace testing infrastructure that works for businesses of all sizes as well as consumers is fundamental to bringing the coronavirus under control and ensuring that this current lockdown is the last.

“It’s great to see that the smallest businesses can now apply to set-up testing facilities on their premises.”

All local authorities in England are now offering rapid lateral flow testing for small businesses if they can’t offer rapid workplace testing. Businesses can find their local test site here.

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