UK company announces the launch of a rapid COVID-19 testing service designed for the event industry

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British based company, Swallow Events recently announced its partnership with Roche to launch a rapid COVID-19 testing service designed for the events industry.

Swallow Events is reportedly the first company to offer a comprehensive and mobile rapid COVID-19 testing service to event organizers throughout the UK and possibly the world.

The pop-up testing facilities will utilise the MHRA and CE approved test that produces results within 15 minutes with 96.52% sensitivity and 99.68% specificity. The service will be conducted by approved healthcare professionals and can be carried out at both small and large scale events.

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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.

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.

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.”

You can find out more about the service here.

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