It looks like we are getting closer and closer to live events. According to Mixmag, Swallow Events has announced its partnering with healthcare company, Roche, in order to bring a rapid COVID-19 testing service designed specifically for the events industry in the UK and the rest of the world. Founder and managing director of Swallow Events, Oli Thomas, openly stated that “Our rapid testing kits – a market leader 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, and business conferences.”
The service will use the MHRA and CE approved tests that will allow results to be determined in as little as 15 minutes. Oli Thomas believes that the government approved testing service will help save over 570,000 full-time jobs that are disappearing at a startling rate. The test will account for 96.52% sensitivity and 99.68% specificity, according to Mixmag. Thomas goes on to say that he has been, “Working in close conjunction with local authorities and ultimately enabling organizers to open in a safe, responsible and COVID secure environment.”
This may be the break that we have been looking for and it seems as though returning to live events is on the horizon. As the saying goes, so close, yet so far.
Feature Photo – Anna Shvets
Source – Mixmag