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COVID Workplace Testing Programme for Employers in key sectors launched

Employers from key sectors across Northern Ireland can now access the Workforce Asymptomatic Testing programme.

In the first phase of the programme, the Department for Health will support regular asymptomatic testing in the public and private sectors using Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs). It will focus on workplaces which:

  • Are performing critical functions or delivering key services;
  • Have more than 50 employees who cannot work from home;
  • Involve higher exposure to risk of infection for staff or customers.

In the private sector, four sectors have been prioritised for the first phase of the programme, including: agri-food, manufacturing, essential retail and construction.

Organisations who wish to participate in the Workforce Asymptomatic Testing programme can complete an online expression of interest by visiting the LINK.

You will need to provide details of your organisation including:

  • Your NI Company Registration Number
  • Industry / Sector for your organisation
  • Provide a short summary of your company and how you meet the criteria
  • How many employees your company has and how many cannot work from home
  • Contact details of a key contact in your organisation who we can speak to.

If you require any assistance with your HR requirements we are more than happy to help, contact Julie Pollock at Consult HR on 078580089006 or email [email protected]