On July 7th 2020, Mitie announced that it would be providing security and waste management services to 12 NHS Coronavirus Testing Centres, an increase of 7 on the 5 that they already cover. These centres are distributed through the country and include Ashford, Newbury, Gloucester, Salisbury, Ramsgate, Ebbw Vale and Deeside.
The opening dates for the sites were as follows:
Beehive Park and Ride in Salisbury – 30 May 2020
Hempstead Meadow in Gloucester – 5 June 2020
Deeside Industrial Park in Deeside – 10 June 2020
Victoria Road Car Park in Ashford – 12 June 2020
Newbury Showground in Newbury – 14 June 2020
Marine Colliery in Ebbw Vale – 30 June 2020
Manston Airport in Ramsgate – 7 July 2020
In addition to their work with at the testing centres, Mite is also supporting the NHS by providing services at a variety of hospitals in London, Cardifff and Surrey.
“With testing at the centre of the government’s strategy to bring the UK out of lockdown, it’s a privilege to be opening more sites to support this important task. The rapid turnaround to get these centres up and running demonstrates the amazing things that can be achieved when public and private sector work together in a truly collaborative manner. We are so proud of all our frontline heroes who have worked hard to make this happen,” says Mitie Chief Government & Strategy officer, Simon Venn.