New coronavirus screening platform for businesses launches
Eppione has today launched Screenin.me, a new confidential COVID-19 symptom reporting tool to help businesses and other organisations manage and mitigate the spread of coronavirus as the UK’s cases continue to rise. Screenin.me was designed to help reduce employee exposure to COVID-19 while enabling businesses to adhere to the UK government’s Working Safely During Coronavirus Guidance.
Screenin.me’s founders believe the platform will help curb the time and money expended on the additional work-related to return to work protocols and allow employees to respond to daily symptom reporting questions in confidence. Screenin.me is intended to work alongside the physical measures and policies that businesses are putting in place to facilitate a safe return to work.
On the 11th of September, the UK government set a number of guidelines in place, requiring certain businesses and premises to collect data for test & trace. These new measures mean businesses are set to experience a flood of new documentation as workers return to work amidst the surging cases. Storing and sorting documentation costs both time and money for employers. Screenin.me helps businesses automate this process and assess their employees’ well-being while adhering to the HSE’s regulations in a simple, quick and effective manner.
With news of employees in some business sectors failing to report positive COVID-19 testing, Screenin.me also aims to provide a confidential daily symptom reporting service for workers to complete before they leave for work each day. This is to address the new-found stigma attached to being a victim of the virus. Employees who may be afraid to report positive test results or symptoms to management directly can use Screenin.me to answer employer-defined questions based on the simple symptom or status self-reporting. The answers are then securely stored on an interface where only nominated members of staff can access real-time information on an employee’s pass/fail status and not the specific responses. Information is securely stored for nominated members of staff meaning contact tracing can be achieved more efficiently in the event of an outbreak. Screenin.me makes the return to work a simple, paperless process.
Screenin.me was designed by London native Neil Fallon along with his business partners David Kindlon and Ernest Legrand. Through a simple and easily accessible structured framework, the mobile and desktop platform significantly reduces the logistical burden for businesses of all sizes attempting to navigate the new COVID-19 landscape.
Neil Fallon, Co-founder and COO of Screenin.me said:
‘The facilitation of confidential daily screening tools helps to create a safer work environment and gives employees and employers additional peace of mind while operating during a pandemic. When creating Screenin.me we were very conscious of the stigma associated with COVID-19, so employees being able to report test results and symptoms in confidence was a key priority for us.
In addition to developing a COVID-19 return to work platform, we are also introducing a new, sophisticated reporting feature for Screenin.me, which will give businesses the ability to quickly access and report on data in line with UK government-approved protocols should a case arise or should they be required to produce that information.
The Screenin.me platform is already in Ireland, the US and Australia with 55 companies onboard. We’re excited to begin rolling the platform out across the UK and hope to help as many organisations as possible facilitate a safer, time-efficient working environment.’