MInimising the risks of Covid-19 in the workplace

MInimising the risks of Covid-19 in the workplace

Every week there are instances in the news of continued outbreaks of Covid-19 in businesses across the country. Companies and industries where staff have to unavoidably work in close proximity are particularly susceptible to these outbreaks; industries such as food processors and construction. The impact of these can be severe as infection quickly spreads.

Covid-19 absenteeism in the workplace is having a detrimental effect on businesses throughout the country, costing millions of pounds in lost revenues and additional staffing costs. If an individual suspects that they might have Covid-19 or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive, it leads to them having to self-isolate for 10 days. Employers can mitigate against this situation by proactively testing employees.

ADP Diagnostics can supply a rapid antigen test (lateral flow) for Covid-19 which can be administered quickly and effectively in a non-laboratory setting, giving employers the ability to test staff immediately, on site. An immediate negative result would enable the individual to remain in the workplace. Alternatively, if a positive test is returned the individual can then follow procedure and seek a test at a government testing centre.

This nasal swab rapid antigen test has a greater than 96.2% sensitivity and produces a result in 15 minutes. This test kit is approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority in the UK and is CE certified.

Contact us for more information on how our test can help to minimise your risk of outbreaks or temporary closure.