Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers

The Government has extended Coronavirus testing to all essential workers and their families in England if they exhibit symptoms. This testing will, for example, be available to tourism and hospitality workers who are providing accommodation for key workers or the homeless, or who are providing food services.

Tests can be booked through a new online system.  Employers can register and refer self-isolating staff, and employees can book a test directly for themselves or members of their household who are experiencing symptoms – a high temperature or new continuous cough.