Search

Coronavirus: Ikea in Wembley becomes testing site for NHS workers

PUBLISHED: 10:12 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:55 31 March 2020

Traffic at the new Covid-19 test centre for NHS workers at Ikea. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Traffic at the new Covid-19 test centre for NHS workers at Ikea. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

PA Wire/PA Images

NHS workers are now being tested for coronavirus at the Wembley branch of Ikea.

Testing of NHS staff is being rolled out across the country – NHS workers with symptoms and those who live with people who have symptoms will be checked first.

This includes critical care doctors and nurses.

You may also want to watch:

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the furniture giant said: “We’re enormously proud of the NHS and proud to be able to offer Wembley as an additional medical facility.

“We have also responded to requests from intensive care units and doctors across the country by delivering tens of thousands of our disposable paper tape measures, to help them continue their amazing care for their patients.”

Ikea said it has also donated food to local hospitals, food banks and shelters, and was working to support those affected by the crisis worldwide.

Additional reporting by PA Media.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express