As lockdown restrictions lift and employees begin to return to the workplace, employers will be facing up to a whole new challenge of how to manage the health status of their employees and minimise the chances of anyone bringing COVID-19 into the workspace. This sort of management creates a significant administrative burden for employers, as they will need to manage their employees’ COVID-19 test/vaccination status in real time, ensuring no-one comes on site who should be self-isolating at home.
tested.me is a digital health pass which offers individuals, their employers and customers a simple interface to share their test results and verified vaccine status, within a data secure environment – allowing businesses and their teams to return to work safely and responsibly. Their mission is to give businesses the tools and visibility to manage employee health and wellness in a digital, secure and convenient way.
The UK-based app takes the pain out of the administrative process of sourcing through each employee’s health records and makes it simple for both employers and staff to manage all this information in real time. An individual downloads the tested.me app onto their smartphone and uses it to register any tests, vaccinations or temperature checks they have taken. At the press of a button, they can share some or all of that information automatically with an organisation – for instance their employer, or a client site. The SaaS dashboard integrates and automates staff data meaning the employer can see who is safe to come to work and who should self-isolate at home, or who has simply failed to take a test recently. They can allocate staff depending on availability and ensure those at home receive appropriate support. If anyone comes on site without a ‘low risk’ health status on the system, managers will be alerted, and the individual would be asked to take a test or self-isolate.tested.me
CEO Simon Osman said: “We know COVID-19 testing and vaccination status is required by many workplaces as they begin to re-open, as part of employers’ duty of care to their employees and visitors.
“That’s the problem we built tested.me to solve, quickly and conveniently for everyone involved. We are already supporting business with this next generation ‘tech for good’ platform. By combining ease of use, personal control of data and large-scale visitor management, tested.me is playing its part in helping the world recover from COVID-19 – allowing us to learn, work and socialise safely together again.”
Having supported thousands of visitors across pubs and restaurants in Bristol last summer, the platform is working with businesses to bring in their technology back into the events and hospitality industry as it prepares to re-open this summer.