Daily contact testing expanded across critical sectors
Today (27 July), the government announced that workplace daily contact testing will be expanded to a total of 2,000 sites across England, with prisons, waste collection and defence among the critical sectors prioritised for the newest sites.
Under the scheme, eligible workers who have received alerts from the NHS COVID-19 app or have been called by NHS Test and Trace can continue working if they test negative.
This follows last week’s initial announcement of 800 sites for the food industry, transport workers, Border Force staff, frontline police and fire services.
In addition, people working in energy, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, chemicals, communications, water, space, fish, veterinary medicine and HMRC will also be prioritised for the 1,200 new daily contact testing sites.
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