Furniture Village implements COVID testing
Working in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, Furniture Village is among the first UK businesses to adopt COVID-19 testing at scale.
Following a four-week trial, every member of Furniture Village staff, from the warehouse to head office will now be tested before entering the workplace or undertaking a delivery, amounting to approximately 500 tests per week.
The positive results will feed into the national database, helping to expand testing across the UK.
Lateral flow testing is a fast and simple way to identify people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but who may inadvertently spread the virus. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms, so the 30-minute test is a useful tool for tackling these hidden cases.
Sue Browne, Head of Compliance at Furniture Village, comments: “We feel privileged to be working with the Department of Health and Social Care to roll-out lateral flow testing for the entire Furniture Village workforce.”