We have recently been in touch with the Government's National Testing Programme to ensure we can secure testing for our valued staff.
The National Testing Programme provides coronavirus tests to symptomatic frontline workers or symptomatic members of their household. This is to support the return to work of frontline workers and help employers maximise their workforce capacity during this unprecedented time.
As a result you can now book yourself onto a coronavirus test, with facilities across the UK. You simply need to complete the quick form found here: Get Tested. You should then shortly after receive an email with details on when and where your test has been booked, which is likely within 24 hour of the form completion.
*Please note this is only for people registered with Maxxima, other agency workers need to go to their own agency for the testing.
You must be either self-isolating because you have coronavirus symptoms or a member(s) of your household are showing symptoms and are therefore eligible for testing
Currently, you are only able attend a test site if you have a car or a member of your household has a car you’re able to use.
You must drive/be driven to the test site
You will also have to show your employee ID or confirmation email upon arrival.
A digital solution will replace this online registration process shortly, after which time there will be new instructions.
More detailed information on these changes and the types of workers who may now be eligible for testing in England can be found here
If you are concerned that you may be displaying symptoms of coronavirus or have any other concerns, please seek the latest Government advice and guidance which can be found here
We would again like to thank you for what you are doing to help the country beat coronavirus at this hugely challenging time and would like to assure you Maxxima will continue to do everything possible to support you.
Please note: we ask for only those keen to return to work immediately to book testing urgently. This will help ensure the NHS and social care facilities have the capacity to support its patients during these unprecedented times.