Register by 31st March to get free lateral flow tests

25 Mar 2021

Employers of any size are being encouraged to register by 31st March to get free lateral flow tests for their employees.  

The Government is encouraging anyone who needs to leave the home to go to work to get tested regularly.

1 in 3 people with COVID 19 do not have any symptoms. Lateral Flow (LF) tests aim to break the chain of transmission by identifying undiagnosed people in the population who have COVID-19, to ensure they go on to self-isolate and thereby reduce transmission to other people.

Information on test and trace support payments if you need to self-isolate following a positive test is here: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/apply-test-and-trace-support-payment

Help is available for local residents who need additional support from our Community Wellbeing Hub

For more information on rapid COVID 19 tests for those without symptoms: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-lateral-flow-antigen-testing-for-people-without-symptoms

FFI on business testing: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-rapid-tests-for-all-businesses-for-regular-workplace-testing