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New “We Offer Testing to our Staff” scheme launched

The government has launched a new “We Offer Testing to our Staff” endorsement scheme to allow you to easily show that you’re testing your staff regularly for COVID-19. Where can you find more information about it?

The new scheme allows you to prominently display your offer of free regular testing for workers alongside any existing materials promoting the use of the NHS COVID-19 app to check in your customers and visitors. If you do currently offer rapid workplace testing to your staff you can now order or download NHS Test and Trace branded stickers and posters to display (either physically and/or virtually) to demonstrate this. These are available on the online platform where you order your workplace tests - this platform isn’t publicly available, but you should have the details. You then have discretion as to where the stickers and posters are displayed, e.g. this may be at the front of a store, at point of sale, or on websites or social media. Further guidance about the endorsement scheme is available here.

You are eligible for the endorsement scheme if you’re using the free government-supplied COVID-19 test kits, either for on-site asymptomatic testing or Workforce Collect, and you registered before 12 April 2021 and subsequently self-declared your involvement. If you’re accessing tests through community testing or other universal offer routes, you’re unable to access the endorsement scheme. This is because the scheme showcases to your customers and workers that you’re directly offering testing to your staff.

There’s online guidance available on the new endorsement scheme. You’re only eligible for the scheme if you’re currently using the free government-supplied COVID-19 test kits, either for workplace asymptomatic testing or Workforce Collect, and you’ve registered before 12 April 2021 and subsequently self-declared your involvement.

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