In the current climate, and especially as restriction are lifted, we will be increasingly asked to demonstrate that we are COVID-free before being allowed onto site. The Siemens Lateral Flow Test can be performed at home and gives a clear positive or negative result in 15 minutes. This result also has an accuracy level of over 95% when compared to the same test performed with PCR whether the test is performed with a nasopharyngeal or nasal swab (the difference being purely how far up your nose it goes!)
Although a negative result from a lateral flow test does not mean that you can fundamentally shift your way of life during this pandemic, what it does provide is a level of reassurance. If you are not able to work from home and need to work on site with colleagues for example, the lateral flow test will allow screening, and capture positive results that would ordinarily not be apparent. This can only be a good thing.