If you are an employer, Covid-19 workplace testing for your employees is something that you should definitely consider. Every day lost in the workplace awaiting the results of a coronavirus test has a damaging effect on both business as well as the country’s welfare, so it is very important than ever before for employers to be proactive in supporting their staff with access to testing.
So, how do you know if you or your employees need to be tested? If your employees experience symptoms such as a fever, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell, they should immediately self-isolate and get a coronavirus PCR swab test. In case there are some employees who are asymptomatic, you may also need to ascertain whether or not they are carrying the virus, especially if they have been in contact with a symptomatic individual. COVID-19 tests can detect the virus with or without symptoms, so you can identify and contain workplace outbreaks.
Another question you may have on your mind concerning Covid-19 workplace testing is how you can take a PCR test. Most facilities offer a choice of clinician-administered and self-administered testing. The advantages of a clinician-administered test include a greater level of certainty that the sample has been taken correctly.
A clinician can be sent to administer the test at the workplace. In this case, multiple samples can be taken efficiently, for instance when running large scale routine testing or to manage tracing. This is ideal for patients that are asymptomatic. A clinician can also be sent to at your employee’s home to take the test from there. There are some facilities that operate a nationwide home visiting service to swab patients in the comfort of their own home. This is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
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