The COVID-19 pandemic presents the business community with a number of unique challenges. Recent evidence suggests that a majority of people infected with the disease could be asymptomatic carriers, meaning they can carry and transmit the disease, whilst not showing any symptoms. Traditional screening methods, such as checking temperature and oxygen levels are ineffective in detecting these asymptomatic carriers, who can be highly contagious.
Development of a vaccine or herd immunity are not certainties and there are no guarantees either can be achieved in the short to medium term.
Because of these challenges, attention is starting to shift to how business can recommence operations in this new world. As businesses start to re-open it’s vital that they protect workers and customer’s safety. Wearing PPE, improved hygiene measures and social distancing are critical in safeguarding against the disease but in certain sectors these can significantly reduce workplace productivity or are not practically viable. The only way to ensure a fully productive and safe workforce in many sectors is to create a safe zone through testing.
Cignpost Testing provides a range of products and services to help employers make the workspace a safe place and get business back on its feet – quickly and safely. At Cignpost we have a range of mobile Point Of Care (POC) antigen testing solutions, which provide immediate, accurate COVID-19 results within 2 hours, without the need to engage external labs.