Bestway Wholesale, working closely with local authorities, is offering lateral flow testing (LFT) to all its staff who are needed to ensure that groceries reach retailers and customers.
Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, commented: “Following the stats that over 30% of all COVID cases are without symptoms, all of our staff are encouraged to be tested at the local borough council offices during work time, every two weeks. So far, we have been able to identify four asymptomatic members of our team. In these positive cases, (which were all in the same area), we have a rigorous policy of self-isolation, cleaning premises, and safeguarding other colleagues.
“The voluntary lateral flow testing is straightforward, and with results showing after 30 minutes; this enables us to take swift action should a member of our team test positive. In turn, it offers them reassurance that we are taking their safety seriously. Everyone has been willing and supportive in taking the tests.
“By having the tests available and by testing staff on a regular basis, we have been able to maintain a safe working environment for our staff and for our customers to shop in.”
Pervez said that with careful planning, the impact of undertaking LFT on the business has been minimal.
He added: “I would urge other businesses to consider lateral flow testing. It is easy, straightforward and gives reassurance and confidence to both workers and customers. It is another step in our ongoing battle against COVID.”
Tel: Bestway Wholesale 020-8453 1234