The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is keen to work with construction to roll out its COVID‐19 testing programme for the industry. Coordinating through Build UK, companies selected to take part will be provided with Lateral Flow test kits, with guidance on setting up a testing site and online training for staff. You would be required to commit to managing the process and test results.
DHSC also request interested parties attend a webinar, which will take place daily 2:00-3:00pm Friday 22 January – Friday 29 January 2021. To log on, please click this Microsoft Teams meeting link at 2:00pm on your chosen date. DHSC have also provided an information document on the process.
In the meantime, sites interested in undertaking Lateral Flow testing can access the Community Testing Programme (CTP), which may be a more cost effective and efficient way of testing the workforce.