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A software developer will open its unique testing and monitoring solution for businesses carrying out employee COVID-19 testing to a potential workforce of one million after launching a partnership with a dealer group.

SmrtLinks, based in Birmingham, is partnering with Nuneaton based buying consortium Advantia Business Solutions Ltd to offer businesses the opportunity to access the SMRT:Testing service, designed to add a layer of safety assurance for workforces that are either still working as normal or are set to return in the near future, through intelligent tracking of testing.

The SMRT:Testing service supplies businesses with Government and Public Health England approved Rapid Flow Covid-19 tests, manufactured in Britain to the highest standard and able to detect the new COVID-19 strain.

This is complimented by a bespoke software solution which tracks and monitors workforce testing on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

The tests have a sensitivity of 95%, specificity of 100%, and overall accuracy of 98.6%.

Advantia has more than 30 dealers around the UK, working with approximately 20,000 businesses and around one million individual users.

Advantia’s regional representatives will work with local businesses to offer the intelligent solution in a bid to help employers work with employees to arrange a safe return to work.

Mark Hales, Managing Director of SmrtLinks, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide staff across the UK with reassurance that their place of work is as safe as it can be when they do return, or if they are currently working as normal.

“Testing is so crucial in allowing jobs across the UK to be preserved and we have seen a huge response from businesses since launching Smrt:Testing.

“Our solution consists of testing kits complimented by an easy to use, reliable app solution that allows employers and employees to keep track of compliance and outcomes in real time.

“The quality and efficiency of the testing kits we are providing is something we are incredibly proud of and something we see as absolutely essential in providing the necessary level of assurance.

“For this system to work, high quality, mass testing needs to be available and that is what we are offering.”

The Smrt:Testing technology allows users to book testing time slots and upload test results via a secure web-based portal- it also sends automated reminders to employees who fail to attend their test or to submit results and notifies designated members of staff of positive results immediately upon receipt.

Steve Carter, Managing Director at Advantia, said: “We are an innovative group that is never frightened to break the mould, so this forward-thinking solution was particularly attractive to us.

“If we can do something to help the country get back to work, that really excites me.”

PR by Reeves Public Relations agency in Birmingham and Newcastle.


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