Covid-19 testing: Employer referral portal

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12 Nov 2020

Further to the Covid-19 test kits that schools have for exceptional circumstances, the NHS has developed an online portal for COVID-19 testing.

Employers can refer essential workers (such as school staff) who are self-isolating either because they, or members(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms, for testing.

It is a secure portal for employers to use to upload the full list of names and contact details of self-isolating essential workers.

If referred through this portal, essential workers will receive a text message with a unique invitation code to book a test for themselves (if symptomatic) or their symptomatic household member(s) at a regional testing centre.

Portal registration

Schools should already have had a link sent to them to register for the portal.

If your school has not received a link for any reason, you should contact or the Coronavirus Testing Helpdesk: 0300 303 2713.

User guide

The employer referral portal user guide includes details of how to use the portal as well as a frequently asked questions section.

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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