Swallow Events has announced the launch of a brand-new rapid COVID-19 testing kit specifically designed for the event industry to use throughout the UK and the rest of the world.  

This announcement comes after the company formed an exclusive partnership with Roche to offer MHRA and CE approved 15-minute (99.68% specificity) turn-around pop-up testing facilities.  These facilities will be conducted by healthcare professionals who are government-approved for events at any size and scale, which will enable large-scale gatherings to be held in a COVID-19 secure environment. 

Their consultancy service is in line with UK government guidelines Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and also in conjunction with any local authority restrictions and necessary health and safety precautions.

“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 the local authority level. 

There are instances of events receiving approval and licenses 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. 

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 touchpoint and temperature checks will help event organizers 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 organizers to open in a safe, responsible and Covid secure environment”

Oli Thomas – Founder and Managing Director of Swallow Events 

Swallow Events is a UK-based business that is a  leading event and festival operations specialist, with vast experience managing all aspects of event infrastructure to a wide range of clients and across a diverse number of industries.  Having already been a market leader in event catering management and operations, Swallow Events plans to expand into full event logistics and operations, brand sponsorships and partnerships, as well as a highly specialized digital marketing consulting business. For additional information, please visit their official website.