The UK Government have now gone even further than the astonishing vaccination programme of recent months in fighting the global scourge of COVID-19 by offering free LFD testing kits to businesses.
This is so that staff with no symptoms of the virus can test at no cost and hence limit the unwitting spread of infection. In a recent article, published by News-Medical.net, they referred to a study done by the University College London found that ’86 per cent of people who tested positive for COVID-19 did not have virus symptoms, such as cough, fever, and loss of taste or smell.’ While an individual may not have symptoms, they can infect others and if one of the persons infected has a weaker immune system, they could be hospitalised, or in the worst case, die. This data shows the importance of doing routine tests for your employees to avoid your business becoming a super spreader environment.
However, this remarkable arrangement is sadly not endless and in fact, from 19th July 2021, the provision of free Covid test kits for businesses is to end, meaning it is good to plan for alternative suppliers.
As a company that has provided products to support businesses from the early days of the pandemic, Encompass Supplies continues this service and commitment to companies with a range of rapid lateral flow tests for businesses to allow the continuance of corporate testing programs and continue ensuring the safety of all employees.
It’s also worth pointing out that with the ‘free tests for the business’ programme you need to keep extensive records, adding an extra layer of workload. With our range of tests, there is no such mandatory record-keeping requirement.
Purchasing Covid Test Kits
At Encompass Supplies we offer a range of quality lateral flow device Covid test kits from stock to buy online. With our speedy delivery service all over the UK, we can keep you supplied with the test kits to re-assure you and your staff and help limit infection.
The Return To Normality
Everyone is longing for a more normal life to return but clearly, this is no ordinary virus and testing is an important way to keep on top of it and hasten the return of normality.
As the battered hospitality industry (coffee shops and hotels, not chip shops) wearily starts to welcome customers it is important to keep it open so we can all enjoy a spot of relaxing while eating out. Using LFD test kits forms a vital part of what we all want to enjoy this summer!
Our Test Kits – Unprecedented Accuracy
The results achieved in the testing of Hughes LFD kits by PHE at Porton Down laboratory showed that this Covid test kit was 100% accurate.
The results are available in as little as 15 minutes with these kits, in contrast to the Government-issued kits which say to wait 30 minutes before reading your test result.
We would be glad to assist you further with your needs and please be free to call us on 0845 034 9313.