Covid-19 Workplace Testing - January 26, 2022

Rapid antigen testing for your workplace

Covid-19 Workplace Testing - January 26, 2022

With workplaces across the country returning to the office, there has never been a better time to set up a testing process to ensure your team stays safe and healthy. It will help your employees feel confident returning to the office and reduce infection breakouts. 

Why should workplaces test employees?

Creating a testing process within your office will not only limit the potential spread and, therefore, absences due to illness, but it will also provide a sense of peace of mind and wellbeing for your employees.

With the spread of Omicron and the requirement to self isolate if you do test positive, the drive to test employees is increasing. Around 4/10 cases of Covid are asymptomatic; employees can unknowingly spread the virus to those who will encounter symptoms that require time off due to sickness. Creating a regular testing schedule for your employees is the best way to prevent this and does not need to be a complex task.

For many, the fear surrounding Covid is still high, and people are still adjusting back to a sense of normalcy. The mental health impacts of the pandemic, whilst still being researched, is known to be high and affect younger adults, women and ethnic minorities. If you can assist your employees by showing them you care for their health and wellbeing, which a testing programme will allow for, it may help those in your population who are struggling. 

The costs of setting up a testing programme are negligible compared to that of sick leave. 

How can workplaces test employees?

Rapid antigen tests can be taken at home, unsupervised or video proctored and provide the best protection for your office against Covid outbreaks. A bulk of tests can be delivered to your office for employees to pick up and use when needed. Tests can also be delivered directly to employees homes. The most essential element of your testing programme is the results verification and management. 

Qured has an industry-leading results management system allowing HR teams to easily view who has taken a test, what the results are and know that these results are officially verified. Depending on your business structure, this system can be company-wide or split into business areas/locations. With full account management, setting up a testing programme could not be easier. 

How it works

A typical Qured workplace testing account is set up and follows 4 simple steps:

  1. A bulk order of diagnostic tests is placed, and they are delivered to your office within 8 working days.

  2. Employees collect their tests from the office and register them to their Qured account. This allows them to manage their test and results.

  3. Employees take the tests at your desired times (i.e. weekly, daily etc) and upload the test image for results verification. Results are verified and provided to the employees within 2 hours. 

  4. Your HR team gets an automatically generated report that displays results in real time.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to our team about setting up convenient and low-cost testing for your workplace, send the team an enquiry or use the form below. They will get back to you within 1 day.