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Rapid lateral flow testing programmes for businesses

As part of the Government's roadmap to cautiously lift restrictions, businesses of all sizes, now including those with fewer than 50 employees, can register to order free lateral flow tests for their employees.

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus don't have symptoms, which means they could be spreading the virus in workplaces without knowing. Rapid testing detects cases quickly - in under 30 minutes - meaning positive cases can isolate immediately, breaking chains of transmission.

Regular testing could be the difference between a workplace being able to stay open and operational, or needing to close due to a COVID-19 outbreak. It will form a crucial part of the government's plan to gradually and safely ease restrictions as we get back to a more normal life.

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

Register for the Government's workplace testing scheme

If your business has signed up to access the national lateral flow testing programme and you're willing to notify the local authority, please could you complete the following form:

Rapid lateral flow testing form