Mitie has been appointed as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement for Covid-19 community testing sites.
The appointment strengthens Mitie’s position as a key supporter of testing services which form part of the UK’s strategy to combat the coronavirus. The agreement covers new Covid test sites to be opened as needed by local authorities for short periods of up to 12 weeks.
The provider will offer test site management and support services councils across 11 regions: Yorkshire and Humber, North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East, London –, with an option to add Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Its teams will include registration assistants, processing operatives, security staff and test assistants, and cleaners for the sites – along with any additional services required by the authorities in question.
Mitie has been supporting the national Covid-19 response since the beginning of the pandemic, through community testing centres, the first of which opened in Inverness on 25 April 2020, and essential services for hospitals, including the Nightingale Hospital London and the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – Dragon’s Heart Hospital as it is known in English – in Cardiff. More widely, it operates at least 150 testing sites for public and private sector clients, and its personnel continue to supply key services at critical facilities such as ports and airports.
Simon Venn, Mitie’s chief government and strategy officer, said: “I am proud of the commitment of our Mitie colleagues in delivering these critical services, they truly are frontline heroes. We continue to play our part in keeping the country running and also supporting its recovery.”
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