Lidl to be first food retailer in Ireland to offer employees free weekly antigen test
23 March 2021
Lidl has today pledged to offering all 6,000 employees on the island of Ireland a free weekly antigen test starting from next month.
The retailer, which recently won the ‘Best Covid Response by a Retailer’ at the Irish Quality Food Awards, is offering the test to all employees free of charge and with no obligation to take or report the results.
“From the outset of the pandemic our focus has always been on the health & safety of our colleagues and our customers,” said Lidl CEO J.P. Scally.
“We provided reassurance to our teams by implementing the most stringent of safety measures in stores and warehouses, along with providing regular, detailed communications on the ways to best protect themselves and our customers,” he continued.
“Our teams have been exceptional through this pandemic, working diligently on the frontline and serving local communities despite it being a very worrying time for them and their families. We are pleased to be able to offer all of our 6,000 strong team this free weekly test. Hopefully for many it can provide some peace of mind as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.”