Furniture Village implements lateral flow testing

Independent furniture retailer Furniture Village has implemented company-wide lateral flow testing to help combat COVID-19.

In a statement, the company said: “We feel privileged to be working in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care as one of the first UK businesses to adopt testing at scale, helping to bolster the efforts of NHS Test and Trace.

“Following a four-week trial, every member of Furniture Village staff will be tested before entering the workplace or undertaking a delivery, amounting to approximately 500 tests per week. The positive results will feed into the national database, helping to expand testing across the UK.

“Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms, so the 30-minute test allows us to be able to provide another level of protection and reassurance for staff who are unable to work from home, as well as our customers who are receiving deliveries.”