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BCC says plan to increase access to free covid testing for businesses is crucial to economic recovery

Responding to news of the plan to drop restrictions on which businesses can access free testing, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:

“This is really good news. We have long argued that it is critical for workplace testing to be expanded to businesses of all sizes and that this service is in place for as long as is necessary. For the government’s roadmap to work, an effective test, trace and isolate system must fit hand in glove with the vaccination programme. It is fundamental to getting businesses open again, and to keeping them open in the months ahead.

“Accredited Chambers of Commerce will be encouraging more businesses to sign up for free testing before the end of March deadline.”

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Notes to editors: 

About British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)     

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) represents and campaigns for business.  Our roots are local, but our reach is global. We’re owned by, and work for, a network of Chambers of Commerce that champion and support our members across the UK and in countries and markets around the world. For more information, visit: www.britishchambers.org.uk       

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