Rapid COVID-19 Test Kit has been Developed for the Events Industry

Kit has launched in collaboration with Swallow Events and pharmaceutical company Roche

An important step was taken with the potential to spell the event industry at the wheel against the coronavirus crisis.

The coronavirus test kit, produced by the UK event company Swallow Events and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, has the ability to display results in just 15 minutes. The kit, which is considered as a promising especially in carrying out of large-scale events without the risk of virus transmission, is open to supply requests from all over the world.

Oli Thomas, director of Swallow Events, who made appreciation about the kit, 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.”

Visit this page for more information about the kit that has CE certification and of which is approved by the British government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).