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Getting tested back at the office

THE UK government is setting up workplace testing schemes for the covid virus. Companies need to apply for tests by Wednesday 31 March. You may want to remind any companies in whose offices you expect to work shifts when lockdown is eased to apply for you too. Semd them to register-workforce-testing.service.gov.uk now.

Different arrangements may apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, or for companies registered outside England and Wales.

All self-employed people can also apply to their local authority for an appointment at a testing site. See the tool at www.gov.uk/find-local-council for finding your local authority's website.

Both these schemes use "lateral flow testing". The merits of this are beyond the remit of the Freelance.