The COVID-19 workplace testing programme in Scotland has been expanded.
Third sector organisations with 10 or more employees (which can include formal volunteers) can now sign up for asymptomatic workplace testing. This will help to identify emerging COVID-19 cases and stop transmission as Scotland moves beyond level 0.
Organisations can adopt an “LFD Collect” model and distribute testing kits to employees, or establish their own asymptomatic test site (ATS) model in workplaces. The testing offer will initially be in place until the end of September 2021.
Organisations can check their eligibility and get involved by visiting the Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland page.
Organisations with less than 10 employees can encourage their workforce to collect lateral flow device (LFD) test kits from a local pharmacy or COVID-19 test site, or order online for home delivery. (Those who already have a workplace testing programme in place, and would like to expand, are able to discuss this with their Testing Pathway lead.)
For further information, please visit the Scottish Government website.
Alternatively, contact the COVID-19 communications team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org