Health Minister’s Site Visit: Belfast
Health Minister Robin Swan praises workplace testing programme in place at EHA Group.
The Minister was speaking during a visit to our Brookfield Mill site on the Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Rapid Covid-19 testing for people without symptoms will play a key role in helping tackle the pandemic, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.
The minister was speaking during his visit observing our employer-led assisted testing in operation in Northern Ireland.
Mr Swann said: “By participating in rapid testing, employers are protecting their workforces and their families, protecting customers, promoting consumer and supplier confidence, and helping to build economic recovery.
I would encourage more businesses to avail of the free lateral flow tests and implement rapid testing in their workplace.
“To date, over 850 private sector businesses in Northern Ireland have already contacted the Department of Health to register an interest in the programme.”
Company director Jordan Allingham said: “As a large employer in the area, we felt it important to lead by example in implementing regular testing for employees. This provides a degree of reassurance to staff who are working closely together daily, and ensures that we are managing the transmission of the virus effectively.”