Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) provide a regular testing programme for critical workers who are not showing symptoms. With around 1 in 3 people not displaying symptoms of COVID-19, testing those without symptoms (asymptomatic) is vital to breaking chains of infection and transmission.
The Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) are a really important tool as we all work together to control the spread of COVID-19.
Testing is targeted at eligible organisations which include critical workers who cannot work from home and come into contact with others, including those who work with vulnerable people.
Eligible organisations now have access to two channels of testing:
Targeted Community Testing (at a local test centre)
This type of Lateral Flow Testing is provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s public health team at local testing sites across the East Riding.
These sites enable critical workers such as some East Riding of Yorkshire Council employees, emergency services staff, key workers such as bus drivers or funeral directors, volunteers and unpaid carers to regular LFT tests.
It is available for businesses who employ up to 250 critical workers who are unable to work from home.
If you think your business is eligible to receive access to targeted community testing, read more about Lateral Flow Testing in the community and how to apply.
Institutional Testing (on-site, in your workplace)
This type of Lateral Flow Testing is provided by NHS Test and Trace who will provide kits to allow asymptomatic testing to be carried out on-site in the workplace.
It is available for businesses who employ over 50 critical workers who are unable to work from home.
If you think your business is eligible to receive access to institutional testing in the workplace, read more about Lateral Flow Testing in the workplace and how to apply.