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A rapid COVID-19 testing service designed for the events industry has launched

The government approved test and service can produce results in 15 minutes

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 23 November 2020
A rapid COVID-19 testing service designed for the events industry has launched

Swallow Events has announced it is partnering with healthcare company Roche to launch a rapid COVID-19 testing service designed for the events industry.

The service will utilise the MHRA and CE approved test that produces results within 15 minutes with 96.52% sensitivity and 99.68% specificity.

A full pop-up testing service operated by government approved healthcare professionals and worldwide shipping for supply only option of the required kit are available.

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Oli Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Swallow Events, said: “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.

“Our rapid testing kits - a market leader (which meets MHRA target product profile with sensitivity: 96,52% & specificity: 99,68%) used in conjunction with track and trace data-collection and other Covid secure protocols such as touch point and temperature checks will help event organisers in all sectors from large scale festivals, concerts, stadia, business conferences and trade shows through to agricultural shows and small boutique festivals. It will kick start a £39.1 billion contributing sector to the UK’s economy whilst helping to protect over 570,000 full-time jobs which are rapidly disappearing.

“Our mission is to support and lobby for events of all nature, working in close conjunction with local authorities and ultimately enabling organisers to open in a safe, responsible and COVID secure environment.”

Find out more here.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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