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Can employees refuse COVID testing?

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Can employees refuse COVID testing?

Regular COVID testing is crucial for our roadmap out of lockdown — it’s how we can minimise the spread of COVID-19, and get back to business as safely as possible. But can companies make coronavirus testing mandatory, or can employees refuse to be tested? Can employees refuse COVID testing? In short, yes, UK employees can refuse to be tested for coronavirus. It’s an employee’s right to decide whether or not they take a COVID test, not their employer’s. Some companies may have the right to take disciplinary action if an employee refuses to take a reasonably and proportionately required COVID...

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