Free rapid home testing for businesses

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Rapid home testing is now available for all businesses with over 10 employees who cannot offer on-site testing.

Businesses must register interest by April 12 to access free tests.

From April 6, the workplace testing programme will supply home test kits to companies with over 10 workers where it is not possible to set up testing on-site, due to a lack of space or because companies operate across multiple sites.

Businesses across the country will be eligible to order the home test kits online to distribute to their employees.

These self-test kits will be picked up by staff from their employer with instructions about how to take the test.

Staff will then complete the home test in the normal way, before reporting their results to the NHS using the provided address.

You can register to order tests if:

  • your business is registered in England
  • your employees cannot work from home

The workplace testing programme uses lateral flow tests (LFD) to rapidly detect the virus in 30 minutes.

Swift detection of cases means those who test positive can isolate immediately and, in doing so, break chains of transmission and suppress the virus.

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