Covid-19: New testing plan will not work, firms warn.

Written by on July 24, 2021

an industry body has said UK government’s plan to allow key industries in England to apply for named workers to be exempt from self-isolation is “undeliverable”.

The idea is to let staff keep working in sectors such as energy and water by introducing daily Covid testing.

But the CBI said the list would soon be “significantly challenged”.

And it called for an earlier date for the relaxation of self-isolation rules under the NHS Covid app.

The government’s plans allow 16 key sectors in England to deploy daily Covid testing instead of self-isolation for a limited number of essential workers.

It covers sectors including transport, emergency services, border control, energy, digital infrastructure, waste, the water industry, essential defence outputs and local government.

Credit: BBC

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