Moray firms offered free on-site Covid testing


MORAY businesses are being offered free on-site testing for staff without Covid-19 symptoms, as part of a north of Scotland-wide increased testing programme.

The offer is being rolled out across the constituency from February 15. Firms can have a testing site located outdoors or inside, providing there is suitable space for workers to take a lateral flow test.

Moray Council said that should the tests return a positive result, staff will be required to self-isolate immediately and a PCR test will be arranged to confirm the result. Personnel testing positive will then be given details of the support packages in place, including the self-isolation grant and advised length of their isolation period.

Environmental health manager for Moray Council, Karen Sievewright, said, “We’re asking members of the business community within Moray to play their part in widespread testing of those without symptoms of Covid-19, in order to reduce transmission of the virus. This will help to drive cases down and will need to be in evidence before lockdown restrictions can be eased in Moray.

“We can all play our part in keeping Moray safe and businesses in Moray have the chance to cut the virus off at an earlier stage, potentially avoiding having multiple members of staff self-isolating.

If you are a Moray-based firm and interested in taking up this offer, contact by February with an indication of the number of staff potentially being tested and details of where the testing site can be located.