Preston’s College is proud to continue supporting the NHS, as the St Vincent’s Road car park is transformed into a temporary coronavirus testing facility.
Part of the UK Government’s national drive to increase testing for critical workers, the self-contained facility will open today, Friday 17th April 2020, forming a larger network of testing sites across the UK.
The drive-in facility, operated independently of the college, will initially provide testing for NHS frontline staff in the form of self-administered and administered tests.
Speaking, Preston’s College Principal and Chief Executive Officer Dr Lis Smith, commented:
“We are extremely proud to provide the additional use of one of our car parks as a testing centre at this crucial time. When our staff and learners temporarily moved to home and online working, we decided to offer whatever help we could to the NHS, providing full access to parking spaces for local hospital staff and visitors. Whilst our contribution to the wider NHS efforts is relatively small, we feel it is important to help our community in any way that we can.”
Full details on the wider initiative can be found here.