Take advantage of free regular rapid workplace testing until June, by registering your business before 12 April 2021.

Since the roadmap out of lockdown was announced, there has been an overwhelming sense of hope that we will all soon be able to return to normality. We all want lockdown restrictions to be eased and for people currently working from home to return to their workplaces.

At the time of writing, over 28 million people in the UK have received their first vaccination, which shows huge progress already. While the vaccine does offer us long-term protection, it can’t do everything that is needed on its own. Business leaders must plan ahead to create safe working environments that will help stop the spread of the virus and workplace testing offers us a way forward now, so it is important that business owners act soon.

For free testing until the end of June, register your business before 12 April. Simply follow this link. This is open to businesses that are not open yet and now includes those with fewer than 50 employees.

How regular rapid workplace testing will work

Rapid Covid-19 tests are easy and convenient for workers to do. The results come back in around 30 minutes. By signing up your business for regular rapid workplace testing, so employees can get tested at least twice a week, you will help stop the spread, keeping your family, friends, colleagues, and business safe. Helping us all to get life moving.

Tests will be sent to businesses at no cost, making testing even more accessible. Businesses just need to provide a room to do the testing, some basic equipment and staff to support.

An online portal has launched at gov.uk to make it even easier for businesses to find out about offering workplace testing – and to order free tests. Businesses will be provided with all the information they need to plan and deliver their testing programme.

If your business registers by 12 April, free tests will be provided until the end of June. You can sign up today by clicking this link.

Who is eligible?

A major effort across the private and public sector has already resulted in interest from over 48,000 UK organisations.

All businesses with employees in England who cannot work from home can sign up for rapid workplace testing, including those still closed due to lockdown. You will still need to register by 12 April, and free tests will currently be provided until the end of June. Register your business here.

These links will give you more information on coronavirus testing if your business is registered in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

If you are a smaller business that is unable to offer rapid workplace testing, you can direct your employees to their local test sites. They will find information on where they can have a test, by using the postcode checker here.