Covid-19 testing for the workplace
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Covid-19 information for the workplace
Social distancing and hand hygiene may not be enough to prevent dangerous covid-19 workplace outbreaks
Some people can be infected with covid-19 without realising and they can infect their colleagues who may suffer a more serious case. Covid-19 symptoms closely resemble those of colds and flu, and some cases have been asymptomatic.
Experts expect that the pandemic will be characterised by regional clusters and spikes of infection. Through regular testing you can keep covid-19 out of your organisation.
Covid-19 and your workplace
The covid-19 pandemic is a concern for all employers. The fast-moving science, policy changes and conflicting advice from different sources leave employers with difficult decisions to make about workplace testing and safety. Let us take the doubt and worry out of your back-to-work covid-19 processes.
Covid-19 risk assessment for the workplace
CityDoc can help you assess the risk of covid-19 infection in your workplace. We can work with your health and safety and HR teams to improve infection control, social distancing and company efficiency.
We can also provide regular screening for your work force. We make a bespoke recommendation for each company.
You’re in expert hands with CityDoc
During the covid-19 pandemic crisis, responsible employers turn to the experts to keep their workforce and clients safe.
If you can quickly identify covid-19 infections within your organisation you can act fast to protect your workers and their families and your clients, learners and service users. Preventing infections will also keep staff absences and disruption to a minimum.
How to test your employees for Covid-19?
The PCR test shows whether there was a covid-19 infection present when the sample was taken
The PCR test looks for the presence of the covid-19 virus on swabs taken from the throat. It looks for the presence of the virus’s RNA (genetic material). It is very accurate and will be able to confirm whether anyone with symptoms is actively infected with the virus.
By confirming covid-19 infection you and your staff can make accurate, assured decisions about sick leave, self-isolation and support.
The antibody test indicates whether there has been a previous covid-19 infection
The antibody test screens blood for the presence of covid-19 antibodies. During an infection with covid-19 (or indeed any virus) the body produces antibodies (blood proteins) to fight off the virus. The body continues making antibodies in case it encounters the virus again. So a person who has recovered from covid-19 would have covid-19 antibodies in their blood. A sample of blood can be tested for the presence of these antibodies.A person with antibodies to a virus means they may recover more quickly from an infection, or not get ill at all.
However, please note that we do not yet know if it is possible to catch covid-19 more than once, and the scientific community does not agree how much protection covid-19 antibodies confer. A positive antibody test result does not guarantee protection from or immunity to covid-19.
What do the covid-19 workplace tests involve?
Swab PCR testing
We offer PCR swab testing, which involves taking a sample from the nose and throat. This sample can be tested to show whether there is an active covid-19 infection.
Methodology: employees collect a sample for testing by swabbing their own nose and throat. This can be done at home, or in a workplace setting.
Turnaround: three to four working days.
A positive antibody test result does not guarantee protection from or immunity to covid-19. The World Health Organization has advised there is “no evidence that people who have recovered from covid-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”
However, these tests can be used to show who has had the virus, which may be helpful to some employers.