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12 Jan 20211 minute read

COVID tests for construction sector workers

ECAtoday
COVID tests for construction sector workers

Construction sector workers will be able to access regular rapid COVID tests, even if they do not show symptoms.

The scheme, part of the government’s expanded nationwide community testing scheme, includes rapid lateral flow tests for construction workers. The tests return results within 30 minutes.

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not show any symptoms. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, “Rapid, regular testing is led by local authorities who design programmes based on their in-depth knowledge of the local populations, so testing can have the greatest impact.

“We are now expanding this offer to every local authority across the country, and asking testing to be targeted on workers who cannot work from home during this national lockdown, while asking employers to work with us to sale up workforce testing.”

If you are an ECA Member and would like to enquire about lateral flow testing for your workers, please contact ECA’s Health and Safety department by emailing paul.williams@eca.co.uk.

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