Workplace Testing Programme
The Scottish Government has extended its offer to provide free workplace testing to all businesses and organisations in Scotland with more than 10 members of staff (including employees and volunteers). The offer is open to public, private and third-sector organisations, and eligible organisations can choose from two models of testing depending on their needs:
- LFD Collect – allows organisations to distribute test kits to their staff to carry out self-testing at home
- Asymptomatic Test Site – conduct testing within the workplace itself
Initial expressions of interest in workplace testing should be submitted to the NHS National Services Scotland testing mailbox. Organisations will be asked to complete a form providing key information and contact details. Eligible organisations will then be given access to an online portal containing all the information they will need to plan and deliver an effective workplace testing programme, including promotional materials. Ongoing support and oversight will be provided by NHS National Services Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Organisations with fewer than 10 staff, who are not eligible for the workplace testing programme, can still encourage employees to test themselves regularly at home. Members of the public can collect LFD test kits from a local pharmacy or COVID-19 test site, or order online for home delivery.