SSI ENERGY, a specialist medical support company, is to set up community coronavirus testing centres around the UK with Texo Accommodation, part of Texo Group of companies.

The partnership will combine SSI Energy’s range of Covid-19 screening and testing services with Texo Accommodation’s range of flexible, modular buildings which offer “rapidly deployed welfare facilities”.

SSI, which is headquartered in Southampton with an Aberdeen base, has developed screening and testing services delivered by medical personnel, which includes the Covid-19 rapid testing kit.

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This detects IgG and IgM antibodies, which detects if a person has had coronavirus and has since recovered and takes 10 minutes to complete.

The screening stations will be targeted at sites of critical national infrastructure such as ports, airports and heliports, logistics centres and major construction sites where people are required to go to work to deliver essential services in the UK. The modular concept is designed and manufactured by Texo Accommodation partner, ELA Container, the German building specialist.

Jules Rawles, SSI Energy director, said: “There is a clear need to ensure the safety of all people who are required to go to work and screening and testing is an essential part of this. The facilities required to offer this service are best offered outside of the premises which is why this partnership is particularly effective.”

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