Oxley Commences Rapid Workplace Testing

1st March 2021

Oxley has commenced rapid asymptomatic workplace testing for Covid. The testing programme will cover all essential employees who are not able to work from home and has been made possible through a collaboration with Cumbria County Council.

The programme is utilising lateral flow tests which give a result in 30 minutes and help identify asymptomatic carriers (people who do have COVID-19 and are infectious but are not ill). This helps find cases of the virus, so people can isolate themselves and help break chains of transmission and reduce the spread of the disease. The tests are a major element of Cumbria‚Äôs strategy to battle COVID-19.

The tests detect the presence or absence of coronavirus from a swab or saliva sample. It takes less than 15 minutes to register and take the test and it is expected that this will quickly become a routine part of working life onsite.

Oxley are committed to protecting employees, their families and the Cumbrian community. All organisations and individuals have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 and this programme takes the Cumbria a step closer to getting back to a more normal way of life.

For more information on the Cumbria County Council testing programme please email the team: ask.lft@cumbria.gov.uk