Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to plans for all Plan B restrictions to end in England

Tom Watson, the Chair of the Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO), said:

“As we have said before, testing is the antidote to lockdowns. The only way our country can avoid hard lockdowns is by maintaining a robust Covid testing regime.

“Testing also provides important reassurance to the general public. Research shows that many workers are worried about contracting Covid in the workplace, and many businesses continue to be confused about how to return their employees to the office quickly and safely. An adequate testing process for workers returning to work is essential to help rebuild confidence.

“The test of these new measures will be in the support that the Government provides to employers In bringing teams back to work in a safe and secure way. Every business needs a step-by-step Covid safety plan to help them return their staff to working normally in offices again.”