New Isle of Wight Private Coronavirus Testing Service

A well-known Isle of Wight based security company has announced its new private coronavirus testing service, catering for individuals and organisations Island-wide.

With previous experience in event management, Blueline Security Management Limited has expanded its offering, now being involved with a wider range of requirements, and further developing its skills and services with more emphasis within the medical sector.

The recent partnership with Cov19 Care has allowed Blueline Security to step out into the community to offer rapid Covid-19 testing which provides results in as little as 15 minutes.

These quick results can assist companies and organisations with staff absences, as well as helping to proactively reduce the risk of transmission in the workplace – in time reducing lost working hours and production.

Alongside any negative results obtained, Blueline Security can issue certification to confirm this, should it be required for work or essential travel purposes.

In light of the Governments latest travel restrictions, port authorities’, airlines and the majority of countries now require a PCR test and the relevant certification to enable travel which is now a legal requirement for any business travel or for emergency reasons. This test is also something that Blueline can offer.

At present, Blueline have a very wide range of tests available each with their own purpose. Below is outlined the types of test offered, what they are best used for and the costs so that you can have a better idea of which test may be right for you.  

Anti-gen test: This is a rapid test, which gives you a result in 15 minutes. The majority of port authorities and some countries for entry via air accept this anti-gen test. Once the swab has been carried out and a result achieved,  a certificate can be provided as proof of your result, which can be used for essential travel (where accepted). This rapid tests has 99.68% sensitivity as opposed to many cheaper rapid tests whose sensitivity is much lower. MHRA accredited.  £74.99+VAT

PCR test: The majority of countries will accept this test for entry via air. The test is carried out by Blueline’s trained staff and the swab is then sent off to their lab for testing. A result is then provided within 48 hours of the test being carried out. This test will need to be completed within 72 hours (dependent on your destination) prior to landing in the country of travel. As soon as a result is received from the lab, certification with your result. Will be provided. UCAS accredited. £130+VAT

Anti-body test: This test is able to determine whether you have already had the virus and this will be picked up via a small blood sample taken from your finger. A result is again, virtually instant and will give you the peace of mind as to whether you have already been exposed. Please do bear in mind; it is possible for you to have the virus more than once. £85.99+VAT

Testing for children: Also on offer, are tests for young children with a ‘spit and gargle’ pot. The test is carried out in the same way as an adult’s rapid test using the same equipment but does not have the nasal swab procedure, which for children is much more comfortable. £59.99+VAT

Blueline are more than happy to come to your place of work or residence to carry out tests and are happy to discuss costing if testing is required on a larger or more regular scale for local businesses or companies. Their trained staff will always come wearing full PPE for your peace of mind and payment is made via bank transfer to limit contact.

Managing Director of Blueline Security, Simon Rann, said:

“We aim to offer our community the ability to try and regain some form of normality in keeping businesses running. The Rapid test is proving to be invaluable to many businesses and organisations across the Island. Since we launched our service, we have had a high demand for PCR testing to enable worldwide travel, which is fully endorsed by the relevant authorities”

A spokesperson for test supplier, Cov19 Care, said:

“We are happy to be working alongside Blueline Security Management during these unprecedented times.

“At Cov19 Care we have MHRA approved Rapid Antigen Test Kits that allow results within 15 minutes and Antibody Rapid Test Kits that tells you historical information in relation to the virus and if you have the IgG antibodies that would indicate previous infection.”

You can find more information on Blueline Security’s coronavirus testing service by contacting info@bluelinesecurityltd.co.uk or calling 07823 346910 to discuss any of the above.