Lidl to be first food retailer in Ireland to offer its employees free weekly antigen test
Lidl has announced its commitment to offering all 6,000 employees on the island of Ireland a free weekly antigen test starting from next month. The retailer, who recently won the “Best COVID Response by a Retailer” at the Irish Quality Food Awards, is offering this test to all employees free of charge and with no obligation to take or report the results.
Speaking about the decision, Lidl CEO J.P. Scally says;“From the outset of the pandemic our focus has always been on the health & safety of our colleagues and our customers. 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. 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”.