You may have heard that you can order Lateral Flow testing kits for your employees for free. The deadline for registration is 31st March so if you are thinking about using the kits in the workplace, register for the kits without delay. You can do so following this link.
Although you cannot mandate your employees to take part in the testing, you can encourage them to do so. It is very important that you do not treat an employee or allow an employee to be treated detrimentally as a result of them not taking part in the testing.
If you are a private sector employer and you wish to implement testing you should read the guidance first so that you thoroughly understand the responsibilities and best practice . Additional and important information about testing asymptomatic employees and reporting the results can be found here.