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Mitie set to provide key security services at Coronavirus testing centres
27 April 2020
FM SOLUTIONS specialist Mitie is supporting Britain’s efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic by providing services for five COVID-19 test centres. Located in Penrith, Inverness, Bournemouth, Perth and Llandudno, the centres are an essential part of the UK’s response to the pandemic.
Mitie is supporting each site by providing critical security services, including traffic management and lane support. Using its expertise, Mitie will help ensure that the centres meet their testing targets which are essential for identifying people with COVID-19 and therefore limiting the spread of the infection.
The Inverness site was the first to open on 25 April, with the centre in Bournemouth following on 26 April. Penrith is due to open on 28 April, with Perth and Llandudno set to open later in the week. Mitie will have as many as 300 employees working across the five sites.
Mitie is committed to supporting the UK in its efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition to providing services at these test centres, the company is supporting the NHS by delivering essential services at both the Nightingale Hospital in London's Docklands and at the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – the Dragon’s Heart Hospital as it's known in English – in Cardiff.
The company is also helping to keep Britain functioning by providing key services such as security, cleaning and engineering at critical sites right across the country.
Simon Venn, chief Government and strategy officer at Mitie, observed: “Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the Government with this vital task. It is a perfect example of a seamless collaboration between the public and private sector and it exemplifies the amazing things that can be achieved as a result. A big thank you to all the Mitie employees and other frontline heroes who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.”