Key workers required to take daily tests to detect Covid

lateral flow test
The government has pledged to send lateral flows directly to the “critical national services”
// Key workers required to take a lateral flow test every working day
// The initiative will prevent workers with the virus from unknowingly spreading it to colleagues

Key workers in the UK must now take a lateral flow test every working day in an effort to catch Covid infections earlier.

Boris Johnson said that workers in England in a range of industries “from food processing to transport to Border force” will now have to do a daily test on every day they are working from January 10.

The initiative will prevent workers with the virus from unknowingly spreading it to colleagues.

It comes following an ongoing rise in staff shortages across the country as Omicron continues to spread.

The government has pledged to send lateral flows directly to the “critical national services”.

Johnson said that testing for key workers would allow the country to “find a way to live with this virus.”

He also extended Plan B measures in England, including mask wearing in shops and on public transport, as well as guidance to work from home where possible.

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