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Early Years COVID-19 Testing Scheme

As is becoming a sadly familiar situation, the government has again failed to support the majority of the Early Years sector in the midst of the current health crisis.

Whilst staff in schools, colleges and state-funded nursery classes are now being provided with government-funded COVID-19 tests on a regular basis, the private and voluntary parts of the Early Years sector have been left high and dry.

COVID-19 antigen testing

Rapid result, or lateral flow testing kits are easy to use. They are being used to detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in a huge range of situations around the world. Detecting these otherwise invisible cases helps organisations to prevent outbreaks taking hold, protecting those members of a community who are much more at risk of serious illness.

If early years settings were able to test their staff team on a regular basis they would be able to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading between colleagues, keeping everyone safer, and avoiding the setting being forced to close.

In the absence of government support, Wessex Support & Supply has launched a new service to help fill the gap. In a matter of minutes, you can set up a simple testing scheme for your setting and receive fully certified, rapid result antigen tests within a day or two.

The process is easy:

1. Click here to learn more about the service, and the testing kits which are available.

2. Complete the simple form with information about how many staff you need to test, and how frequently you want to test them.

3. Confirm your fixed 4-weekly subscription price (starting from just £7.50 per test) and set up your payment method.

That’s it! Once you’re set up, Wessex Support & Supply will deliver enough tests for your setting’s scheme every 4 weeks automatically.

As the head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said last year; “We have a simple message – test, test, test”.

Don’t let the government’s failings prevent your setting from detecting cases of COVID-19 in your team early – click here to set your testing scheme up now.

This Advertising Feature was sponsored by Wessex Support and Supply, suppliers of ethically sourced cleaning, PPE and safety supplies. The opinions expressed in this feature are not those of That Nursery Life.