5 February 2021

Today we took the opportunity to help evaluate the latest innovative scheme to get mobile Covid-19 testing and vaccination centres out into the community. The ‘testing bus’ prototype arrived at Abingdon Prep for a trial run, offering lateral flow tests to the staff teaching the children of key workers.

The idea is that any standard city bus or Sprinter van can be converted to a mobile Covid-19 testing or vaccination centre in a matter of days. It can then be dispatched to areas in the community that are either difficult to reach or require a rapid response.

The company behind this latest step in combating Covid-19 is Project MOVE, based at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. It provides the UK’s only rapidly-deployable, mobile clinical bay platform designed to be quickly installed into public buses. The multi-use bays provide ample space for doctors and nurses to deliver a variety of clinical services directly into the community. Once the mobile testing centres are no longer needed the bays can be removed and the bus returned to normal service.

More News