Mitie is to provide FM services for five Covid-19 test centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
The centres in Penrith, Inverness, Bournemouth, Perth and Llandudno are an essential part of the UK’s response to the pandemic.
Mitie will be supporting each site by providing critical clinical waste management and security services, such as traffic management and lane support.
Its employees will help to 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, and the Bournemouth centre opened on 26 April.
Penrith is due to open tomorrow (28 April), and Perth and Llandudno are set to get running later in the week. Mitie will have as many as 300 employees working across the five sites.
In addition to carrying out services at these test centres, Mitie is supporting the NHS by delivering essential works at both the Nightingale Hospital London and the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – Dragon’s Heart Hospital as it is known in English – in Cardiff.
The company is also helping to keep Britain running by providing key services, such as cleaning, security and engineering at critical sites across the nation.
Simon Venn, Mitie’s chief government and strategy officer, said: “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.”