The Government has published guidance (available here) to help employers understand the regulations and legal obligations that apply if they wish to introduce their own testing programmes outside the NHS Test and Trace. Such testing programmes may, for example, give confidence to employees and customers in the workplace and to help protect business continuity. However, there is no obligation on employers to provide a testing programme.
The guidance covers issues that employers will need to consider before introducing testing, including:
The guidance also provides a very helpful list of the legal issues relevant to this issue (such as health and safety, data protection and discrimination laws) and provides links to relevant legislation.