Daily testing scheme piloted to avoid self-isolation for key workers | 5 News

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Published on 26 Jul 2021, 16:44
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► A scheme that allows certain critical workers to avoid self-isolation after being contacted by the NHS app has got underway.

Around 10 thousand staff in key sectors are eligible - they'll have to take daily tests, at one of 500 sites being set up across the country.

There are still concerns that it doesn't go far enough, as bosses deal with the effects of the so-called "pingdemic".

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