Due to growing demand from expats in Spain, DAM Health UK is to set up a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic in Spanish resort in Marbella. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool private medical firm DAM Health UK is to target British expats by opening a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic in Marbella in Spain.
And the Rodney Street-based business is also considering setting up a COVID testing centre in the Czech Republic as well as widening operations to London and Manchester as demand for tests soars.
DAM sats there is particular demand for the tests among people regularly travelling between the Spanish mainland and the UK. Free Covid testing in Spain is only available to people who are displaying symptoms.
Government’s across Europe are advising against international travel but people who do travel are required to secure a negative PCR test result and provide ‘fit to fly’ test certificates upon arrival into most countries.
DAM Health director, Professor Frank Joseph, said: “Our priority is to provide fast and effective testing facilities to people in Spain and elsewhere in Europe who are struggling to secure rapid test results and ‘fit to fly’ certificates’.
“It is vital that people are tested before travelling. It is vital to stopping the spread of this virus. DAM Health has a major role to play to support people in other countries and we are seeing huge demand from people in Europe.
“At home and abroad, we are providing reliable testing and are working hard to reduce the burden on the NHS. In Liverpool alone we have carried out around 5,000 PCR tests. People who are traveling are generally taking the appropriate steps to keep themselves and others safe.”