Neuways are introducing COVID tests as part of the next step to moving back into the office.
We have enrolled on the NHS’ COVID-19 testing scheme which gives employers the ability to order large quantities of lateral flow testing kits for their employees to use. Before each scheduled shift in the office, Neuways employees who sign up to the scheme take a 30-minute test, with the result recorded online.
A negative test means all staff can enter the office without fear of spreading or catching the COVID-19 virus. Each visitor to Neustro House must also take their temperature upon arrival, and each floor of the building is serviced with multiple hand sanitisation stations.
By encouraging staff to regularly take lateral flow tests, Neuways has been able to safely increase the number of employees working together in their Chellaston office. Neuways, as with many businesses, has seen most of its staff working from home since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managing Director, Martin Roberts, said: “Neuways are delighted to be introducing COVID tests to the workforce. The availability of COVID-19 lateral flow tests to businesses is the best way we can support and protect our staff as we return to the office.
“The fact that we can operate safely at home is positive, but bringing staff back together is good for everyone’s mental health and creativity. But we wanted to give employees the option to return safely and in a way that reassured staff they would be safe in our working environment.
“This is where testing has come in and plays a huge role in maintaining those incredibly high safety levels.
“COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for Neuways staff, but take-up of the tests has been a real positive to see, as we look to increase the amount of safe, face-to-face time our employees have with each other.
“While the technology to work remotely has been fantastic over the last year, and we will be looking to continue a flexible, hybrid approach to working going forward, to have the ability and capacity to return to the office will be a real strength for us as a business and our customers.
“We would encourage our fellow business leaders to engage with the NHS’ scheme and look forward to seeing more businesses open their offices back up to staff, safely.”
For more information on the NHS’ testing scheme, click here.