It goes without saying that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do for a living or where you live. You are going to have felt some changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been a long year, but we are hoping that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. This comes in the form of vaccinations. However, vaccinations alone might not be enough to get us back to the lives that we once lived.
Another approach that is likely to have an impact on the future and how we can spend our time working and socialising is with Covid-19 testing kits.
The importance of covid-19 testing kits
We were all waiting to hear from Boris as to when it was likely that our lives can get back to some form of normality and we know now that a cautious and slow approach is required.
Some of the recent press conferences and speech’s that have been given relating to future plans on Covid-19 is how important lateral flow tests are going to be.
In fact, Boris, himself has said that he believes that when it comes to those businesses, which have been the hardest to re-open, lateral flow testing could be the answer that they are looking at.
This in particular relates to theatres and nightclubs. Nightclubs have been unable to open since March 2020 and whilst theatres were able to open in the Summer of 2020, they were at a much reduced capacity and it was only for a short period of time.
Whilst nothing has been confirmed as of yet and we look forward to the next announcement to show us the way out of lockdown. We are sure that lateral flow testing is going to have a bigger impact on the way that we live then it is right now.
Covid-19 testing in workplaces
There have already been murmurings about the fact that Covid passports could be a thing for the future. We are not sure that this is entirely accurate, but what it does look like might be the case is that workplaces will require regular testing for their employees.
This is particularly true before all the adults in the UK are vaccinated and also in those businesses that have not been able to open due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Schools are already using these quick tests on the children who are attending school as key worker children and those who are working in the school. It appears that this method has proven to be incredibly useful, especially when it comes to picking up people who may be asymptomatic.
The quick result tests have also been used in areas that have seen a surge in cases as they can be easy to conduct and process and take minimal time to give you a result. They work much like a pregnancy test and require little experience in order to get results on.
The UK Covid-19 roadmap
On the 22nd February we learned more about what Boris Johnson has planned for the UK in order to get us out of lockdown and somewhere back to our regular lives. He has announced a four-stage roadmap to get us over the pandemic. The top priority is schools. There may be finally be light at the end of the tunnel.
That being said, it appears that the government will be monitoring the virus and have concerns over the new variants. This means that recovery may be a lot slower process than first expected. Testing is key to ensure people are not spreading the virus.
Quality Covid-19 testing kits
One concern that seems to come up when people think about Covid-19 testing kits is that they are not that accurate. However, those that are government approved have a much higher accuracy rate then you may realise.
The Healgen Covid-19 kits are fully government approved rapid testing kits. They are designed to give a fast response as to whether someone is likely to have Covid-19 at that moment in time. They are easy enough to use and can be implemented in a range of situations and circumstances.
It is likely that businesses may want to use these testing kits as a way to welcome back in their staff members and with results in just 15 minutes and the ability to buy them in large amounts. This could just be the ideal way to bring back some normality to our lives.
We don’t know how things will look in the future, but what we do know is that one day we can start to move forward to the lives that we once knew. It might not be instant and there might be some way to go, But, we can promise you that it will be better in the future.