6-Oct-2020 10:32 AM

Virgin Atlantic introduces on site pre-service coronavirus testing trial for crew

Virgin Atlantic Airways, in partnership with GeneMe UK, launched (05-Oct-2020) a rapid Point of Care Covid-19 RT LAMP testing trial at its London Heathrow base for its cabin crew and pilots on 30-Sep-2020. The carrier launched the testing on services to Shanghai and Hong Kong, with plans to extend the trial to Barbados and select services later in Oct-2020, before a wider roll out to test all operating crew at least monthly. Through integration with the digital ID platform Yoti, the test process is fast, secure, paperless and does not require a lab. After a swab is taken on site, results are processed and delivered on the Yoti app within 30 minutes. [more - original PR]

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