As many as one in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it.
Broadening testing to identify people who have no symptoms (asymptomatic) means we can find positive cases quicker and can break chains of transmission. Alongside tests for NHS front-line staff, social care and other critical settings, testing of asymptomatic individuals can help suppress coronavirus within our communities.
Rapid results tests
Coronavirus rapid results tests (also known as ‘lateral flow’ tests) provide a result in about 30 minutes without the need for lab processing. They’re used to detect positive cases in people who don’t have any symptoms.
Protect your business and staff
Barnsley businesses are invited to encourage staff to attend twice-weekly COVID-19 testing for people not displaying symptoms, at Barnsley Metrodome. More information here: www.barnsley.gov.uk/coronavirus-rapid-test
Read how this is already helping Henry Boot manage site safety and business continuity here [link to case study?]
Remember – if you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell) you should get a coronavirus test on NHS.UK and self-isolate immediately.