Ashfield Event Experiences and Patient Solutions develop EventSafe rapid COVID-19 screening
18 June 2021
Welcome news for leading healthcare companies as rapid Covid-19 screening service brings hope for swift return to face-to-face events following current lockdown measures.
We are proud to announce that, together with our sister company, Ashfield Patient Solutions, we have joined our respective areas of expertise to develop rapid Covid-19 screening. We hope that this will support a swift return to face-to-face events following current lockdown measures.
EventSafe – as the service will be called – will be available at events in Europe as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted, and we’re confident the news is set to be welcomed by many of the world’s leading healthcare businesses who currently partner with us.
“Virtual meetings have obviously become the norm over the past nine months, and while many of our global clients have partnered with us to move beyond the Zoom call to much more audience-engaging broadcast-quality events, most are clearly missing that human connection element that only face-to-face can bring,” explains our Global COO Gavin Houston. “EventSafe is an incredibly exciting development for our industry and it’s set to be invaluable to our clients as they plan their programs for 2021.”
How EventSafe works is as simple as it is effective. Our two Ashfield teams will partner with clients to develop event-specific protocols. Screening policies and attendee consent forms are also created, and then at the event itself, our clinically-trained Covid-testing professionals will set up the screening site and screen attendees. Results are received in just 30 minutes, enabling attendees to enter the ”event bubble”, safe in the knowledge that everyone present screened as negative.
Nareda Mills, SVP and President of Ashfield Patient Solutions adds, “Our rapid Covid-19 screening is ideal for the on-site event environment, so partnering with our colleagues within Meetings & Events to create this unique service, made perfect sense. EventSafe provides a secure, pre-vaccine solution for our clients keen to hold face-to-face or even hybrid events as soon as lockdown measures are lifted. We’re certain it’ll be seen as a great step forward for the vital events our clients need for the future health and wellbeing of patients.”
Click on the image below to download a detailed pdf of the EventSafe process.