Leading event and festival operations specialists, the UK based Swallow Events have partnered with Roche to launch the very first rapid Covid-19 testing and screening service facility.
The test has been created to rapidly detect results which are CE approved and within MHRA guidelines. With results at 99.68% specificity available within just 15 minutes. The methodology used is the same as the quick turn around pop-up testing facilities conducted by government-approved healthcare professionals on any size and scale, therefore enabling large scale gatherings to be held in a Covid secure environment.
The company has vast experience managing all aspects of event infrastructure to a wide range of clients and across a diverse number of industries and now claims to be the first company to offer a full rapid testing screening service facility to detect COVID-19 in aid to bring back large scale events in a safe manner.
With the aim to offer rapid 15-minute turn-around, pop-up testing facilities conducted by health professionals allowing events of any size to be held in a Covid secure environment, the company can also offer an alternative supply only option which can be shipped worldwide.
As reported by DJ Mag, speaking about the service, Oli Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Swallow Events, said, “The events industry has been forgotten and devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although a common misconception, events have actually been allowed to take place in the UK in 2020. The guidelines regarding them, however, are unclear, with the ultimate decision often based on a single person’s opinion at local authority level.”
He also went on to say, “There are instances of events receiving approval and licences granted, only for them then to be revoked at the last minute, which only serves to further fuel financial problems and job losses to the industry. With this in mind, we are very proud to announce we are the first events company in the UK to offer an on-site rapid testing service for COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes, which, we believe, is a complete game-changer.”
Find the pricing structure and complete details for this service on their official website, here.