THERE is a chance for businesses in Ludlow and south Shropshire to provide a Covid-19 test for their workers.

It involves training people how to test other workers in the business for the virus.

More businesses in Shropshire are being offered the opportunity to take part in a programme of rapid testing for Covid-19 for their staff.

One in three people who are infected display no symptoms and are an important vector in the spread of the virus.

Testing of people without symptoms but who have the virus helps to identify and isolate cases and break the chain of transmission.

A number of local businesses and organisations have been supported by the council to help deliver their own training for staff.

Businesses who want to offer testing will be provided with equipment, training and all the advice they need to establish their own programmes. To find out more about rapid testing training, email