Marches Growth Hub Telford Business Covid Safe Update
Contact Telford & Wrekin Council for support to make your workplace Covid safe
Telford & Wrekin Council are working hard to provide support to employers across the borough to ensure that workplaces are safe.
Employees should get tested twice a week if they cannot work from home.
While the news that infection rates are falling in Telford and Wrekin is fantastic, there are still concerns about workplace transmission.
Businesses and organisations can quickly and simply arrange regular testing for their asymptomatic staff members in Telford and Wrekin. People should get tested twice a week if they cannot work from home.
Rapid testing is a simple and free way to help reduce transmission rates. Employees can book their rapid tests online. Results are available in 20-30 minutes, meaning teams can then head into their workplace with confidence.
One Telford-based business we wanted to shine a light on is ‘sweet treats’ manufacturer, Flower & White. They send staff to The Anstice in Madeley each week for rapid lateral flow testing.
Free rapid tests are available for all businesses for regular workplace testing
The Government announced that all businesses in England, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can sign up to the free coronavirus workplace testing programme.
Businesses are encouraged to register their interest by 31 March to order free rapid tests for their employees. Registration for the testing programme will close after 31 March and business can opt out at any time.
Rapid testing detects cases 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 coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance on what to do if you have a confirmed positive Covid-19 case in your workplace
Here is a reminder of what you should do in your workplace if one of your employees is a positive case:
What is a close contact?
What is the infections period?
Originally published by Marches Growth Hub Telford Business Covid Safe Update