UAP Starts COVID Testing Staff On-Site
Published on 9 November, 2020Latest News
UAP are taking a strong stance against the second wave of COVID-19 and bringing in a new testing strategy at our site in Whitefield, Manchester. We’re working with BioGrad Laboratories who are providing on-site testing and will soon be bringing in antibody tests for us too. The tests provide us with next-day results so any positive results will be known almost immediately.
The first round of testing began on Friday 8th of November and will continue every two weeks until the Christmas holidays. Negative tests or post-recovery clearance from the NHS will be mandatory for those who wish to visit the company offices and warehouses for work, though home-working is still in place for those who can work remotely. UAP are providing any employee who tests positive and needs to isolate at home with their full wage to support all employees.
We will be investigating any positive tests to contact trace to prevent COVID from spreading further across the company. We’re also encouraging UAP employees to bring their household members with them for group testing, which is all paid for by CEO of UAP David Jennings.
COVID-19 testing underway at our Whitefield offices
Following the testing on Friday, we have found a small number of positive cases among our staff. These staff members are currently self-isolating and receiving their full wage during their time away from work. We wish them a speedy recovery, and they have the full support of UAP.
Fortunately, our warehouse is 100% COVID free, so operations have not been affected, and products sent from UAP are completely safe.