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Lanarkshire workforce testing for Covid-19

Aims and key messaging

Aims

  • Assist all employees to understand the importance of regular testing for Covid19.
  • Explain the different types of Covid19 tests and the process involved.
  • To ensure all employees have access to Covid19 tests or know how to access these.
  • Provide employees with guidance and support regarding regular Covid19 testing.
  • Ensure that managers support employees with the testing process.
  • To outline the rules that must be followed if an employee tests positive for coronavirus.

Key messaging

  • Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms but may be passing the virus on to loved ones, friends and the wider community without knowing it.
  • Not everyone who has coronavirus will have symptoms, so people could be spreading the disease without knowing it.
  • Testing for positive cases and encouraging those people to self-isolate means we have a better chance of stopping the virus spreading.
  • The community testing partnership initiative, working with the Scottish Government, aims to drive down local COVID-19 rates and transmission by identifying positive cases more quickly, as people can spread the virus to others before symptoms appear. 
  • Anyone who receives a positive test result will be asked to self-isolate. Dedicated support is available to anyone who needs to self-isolate.
  • Vaccinated employees should also be encouraged to continue testing as it may still be possible for them to pass on the virus.
  • Testing is voluntary for all staff.

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Page last updated:
09 Jul 2021

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