Drivers included in new test scheme

The government has included public transport drivers in its latest phase of testing, with self-tests and drive-through testing theoretically available as more test facilities come on stream.

Key workers who are self-isolating because of COVID-19 symptoms, or who share their home with someone who is, can either apply for test themselves or employers can nominate workers for testing. The scheme is ONLY available to workers who have or have had COVID-19 symptoms or live with someone who has.

If the employer route is used, they will need to submit details of essential workers including mobile phone number, and workers will be contacted directly by the NHS to arrange a test.

Full details of the current phase of the scheme can be seen HERE

Details of current financial aid available for employers and employees can be seen HERE


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