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Cardiff Airport launches COVID-19 testing facility in partnership with Nuffield Health

Cardiff Airport has partnered with Nuffield Health to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport.

The testing facility is now open, enabling customers travelling for essential reasons to get a COVID-19 test at the Airport before their flight, as well as to the public who want to take a test for non-travel related purposes. Passengers flying into Cardiff Airport can also use the service to book COVID-19 tests to meet their arrival and quarantine requirements.

The testing centre, located in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal, offers Gold Standard PCR tests with results available in 4 or 48 hours and Lateral Flow Antigen tests with results in 1 hour, with all tests analysed at the on-site laboratory. All tests required for international travel are available, and customers can book with ease via the Nuffield Health online booking portal. Nuffield Health staff will be on hand to guide customers through the testing journey, and screenings are carried out by trained professionals in full PPE.

Ceri Mashlan, Director of Operations at Cardiff Airport said:

“The safety and security of our team and customers is our number one priority, and we’re pleased to partner with Nuffield Health to offer our customers and the general public a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport. As an approved private screening provider, customers can be assured that all tests offered by Nuffield Health are highly accurate and meet the required standards for international travel.

“Testing will be a key factor in travel for the foreseeable future, and as we prepare to welcome more passengers to the Airport, it is important that we can provide this facility to enable customers to easily access COVID-19 testing services before they fly.”

 

Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Nuffield Health's Medical and Charity Director, said:

“During the COVID-19 pandemic our hospitals in Wales, England and Scotland have been supporting the NHS, caring for over 285,000 NHS patients across the UK. We are pleased to be able to utilise our clinical expertise at Cardiff Airport’s new COVID-19 testing service to provide reassurance to people who need to travel and for those who want to take a test for non-travel purposes.

“Our testing service offers rapid testing – through both PCR and Lateral Flow Antigen tests – which provides fast results within hours and a standard PCR test for those who can wait for 48 hours. Our purpose is to support the nation’s health as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic and we welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with the Cardiff Airport team.”

The testing facility is now open for customers travelling for essential purposes, as well as members of the public who would like to take a test for peace of mind. A number of robust safety measures are also in place across the Airport to help customers travel with confidence, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning, and clear guidance throughout the terminal.

For more information please visit https://www.cardiff-airport.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-latest-advice/ or book direct at https://shop.nuffieldhealth.com/cardiff-airport-covid-19-tests

 

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For more information, please contact the Cardiff Airport press office on 01446 729311.