SEAT will carry out 4,500 tests per day on its Production workers to help curb COVID19

SEAT will carry out 4,500 tests per day on its Production workers to help curb COVID19

28.01.2021: The company will perform antigen tests twice a week to minimise the risk of outbreaks With more than 55,000 PCR and antigen tests carried out on its workers since the beginning of the pandemic, the incidence at SEAT is 1%, well below the industry

   The company will perform antigen tests twice a week to minimise the risk of outbreaks


    With more than 55,000 PCR and antigen tests carried out on its workers since the beginning of the pandemic, the incidence at SEAT is 1%, well below the industry average


    The company is in contact with authorities to collaborate with the vaccination plan for the population


    Volunteer company workers will be able to take part in the trial of the COVID-19 vaccine which has the support of the #YoMeCorono project




As part of SEAT’s commitment to the health of its employees, measures to effectively protect them against COVID-19 continue to be a priority for the company in 2021. Since 1 January, SEAT has performed more than 15,000 tests among its employees and has set up a massive rapid testing plan, which comes into effect tomorrow, whereby more than 10,000 workers at all work centres will be tested for antigens twice a week, with an average of 4,500 tests per day.



The aim of this measure is to minimise the risk of outbreaks in the workplace and relieve the public health system in view of the alarming increase in cases in the social sphere and the progress of the British strain of the coronavirus, which has an estimated 56% higher infectious capacity.



SEAT was the first company in Spain to make the decision to massively test its workforce in the first phase of the pandemic. Since April 2020, the company has carried out more than 55,000 tests to date, including PCRs and rapid antigen tests. The detection of positive cases has been very low, as only 0.6% of the workforce tested positive in April, 1% in September and 0.7% in January, which is far below the average positive rate in the industry, which is currently around 10%.



“The health and safety of our employees is and always will be a priority at SEAT”, said SEAT Vice-President for Human Resources and Organisation Xavier Ros. “In the most severe phase of the health crisis we demonstrated our commitment in this regard and implemented measures that have proven to be effective in controlling the virus.



That is why we are convinced that continuing in this line of prevention, strictly complying with the recommended measures (facemasks, safety distance and hand hygiene), as well as carrying out mass testing, will help us to protect all those who form part of this company and of the Volkswagen Group in Spain.”



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