Skip to main content

Lanarkshire workforce testing for Covid-19

Introduction

In Lanarkshire, all community partners - NHS Lanarkshire, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Police Scotland and both North and South Lanarkshire Councils are working together to encourage as many employees as possible to undertake regular Covid-19 tests. Regular testing can help slow the spread of the virus as lockdown restrictions ease and more workplaces reopen.

This is a toolkit to assist all partner organisations to promote the benefits of testing and to encourage testing among staff.

Covid-19 Workforce Testing Guidance

As we continue to manage the spread of coronavirus amongst our workforces and communities, employees are being encouraged to get tested on a regular basis to help identify positive cases of the virus and ensure those who are infected, self-isolate. This will reduce the spread of the virus and protect those who cannot work from home.

Testing is crucial as around 1 in 3 people who are infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms and may be spreading the disease without knowing it. It’s vital that staff play a role to protect themselves and their colleagues.

Widening testing amongst the workforce to identify those without symptoms will mean that positive cases can be found more quickly and will help to break the chain of transmission.

Testing can also give employees and service users confidence in the workplace and help to protect and enable business continuity.

The benefit of asymptomatic testing is that it identifies cases which may otherwise have gone undetected and allows those individuals to self-isolate and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to colleagues or people they may come into contact with during their work.

This communications toolkit, in addition to partners’ own guidance and Scottish Government advice, provides a number of resources which can be used to encourage employees to be tested and help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Workforce testing video - Leaders of partner organisations

Video file

Download the video

You can download the Workforce Testing (Leaders) video from vimeo.com (select the download arrow at the bottom right-hand side of the video).

Workforce Testing Guidance - staff video

Download the video

You can download the Workforce Testing video from vimeo.com (select the download arrow at the bottom right-hand side of the video).

 

Page last updated:
03 Aug 2021

Help us improve this pageClose

We're sorry this page didn't meet your expectations this time, please let us know if you have any feedback to help us improve.

Thank you for your feedback