Testing has so far played a big part in the global response to COVID-19, but current PCR tests are expensive with slow turnaround times. Enforced lockdowns have led many businesses to close their doors, or operate at reduced capacity, which has had an inevitable impact on economies and lives. More frequent testing could prevent further lockdowns and closures during future outbreaks.
Rapid antigen testing (RAT) is the solution. With results in 15 minutes and the tests performed onsite, businesses can avoid staff depletion while awaiting PCR test results. Importantly, RATs identify those who are most infectious but showing the least symptoms and are most effective when repeated regularly, ideally twice a week or even daily.
For businesses that do not have onsite medical staff to perform the tests, our team can provide that support, as part of our complete COVID managed service that includes the provision of risk assessments, COVID-Safe plans, training, and simulations.
In addition, we can coordinate mass antigen screening programs for employees and the general public to allow events to continue by reducing risk despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19.