Daily contact testing expands to 2,000 sites across critical sectors

Daily contact testing expands to 2,000 sites across critical sectors

The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

Workplace daily contact testing sites will be expanded to a total of 2,000 sites across the country, with prisons, waste collection and defence among the critical sectors prioritised for the newest sites. This expansion follows last week’s initial announcement of 800 sites for the food industry, transport workers, Border Force staff, frontline police and fire services. 

Daily contact testing using rapid lateral flow tests will enable eligible workers who have received alerts from the NHS Covid 19 app or have been called by NHS Test and Trace and told they are a contact and to isolate, to continue working if they test negative each day. 

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/daily-contact-testing-expands-to-2000-sites-across-critical-sectors

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