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Rapid Covid-19 Test Kit To Be Issued For Live Events Industry

The events industry has never been under more pressure. Tightly packed rooms of sweaty intoxicated ravers are almost unimaginable in our current climate as the national plods its way through the winter lockdown. However, although the coming months might not be the most exciting, theres light at the end of the tunnel.

Swallow Events have announced that, in order to alleviate this pressure, they have developed a 15 minute rapid covid test that can be used at the site of live events, in order to ensure the event is covid-secure. By mastering these pop up testing sites, events could be allowed to restart alot sooner than we perhaps initially thought.

Speaking about the service, Oli Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Swallow Events, said: "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."

"There are instances of events receiving approval and licences 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."

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