Coronavirus asymptomatic workplace testing in Scotland

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What does this involve?

Public, private and third-sector organisations with 10 or more staff can sign up for free asymptomatic workplace testing.  This will help keep employees and customers safe by catching asymptomatic cases and preventing outbreaks.

Those who can’t work from home – including sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, hospitality and retail – should be testing regularly before going to work and eligible organisations are encouraged to sign up to workplace testing.

Organisations that sign up can access and distribute LFD kits twice a week free of charge, or implement their own asymptomatic test site model.

Eligible organisations will also be given access to an online portal containing everything they need to plan and deliver an effective workplace testing programme, including promotional materials.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if your organisation is based in Scotland and has 10 or more staff (including employees and formal volunteers).

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Private, public and third-sector organisations and businesses in Scotland with 10 or more staff.

Important information

Organisations that are already participating in a Scottish Government targeted workplace testing programme should contact their pathway lead for further information if they wish to expand this (for example, to other workplaces or staff groups).

Organisations with fewer than 10 staff can 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.

Next steps

Your organisation should contact the NHS National Services Scotland testing mailbox. You will be asked to complete a form with key information and contact details to determine eligibility.

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

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