Worcester Warriors home ground Sixways Stadium will be used as a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as the government ramps up testing across the country.
The decision follows after Government’s partnership with universities, research institutes and companies to begin rollout of the network of new labs and field testing sites across the UK and the stadium will now operate only on appointment-basis for NHS staff and other key workers.
The facility at Sixways will provide PCR swab tests which will test a number of front-line staff starting with NHS members as they battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 which has claimed over 12,000 lives in the United Kingdom.
“Warriors are proud to play our part in helping to protect frontline NHS and to support the Government’s efforts to restrict the spread of COVID-19,” said Warriors' co-owner Colin Goldring in a statement released by the club.
“We have a large car park at Sixways, situated close to a junction of the M5 motorway and other main roads which makes the site easily accessible to NHS staff in Worcester, Worcestershire and the wider West Midlands. We were only too happy to help when we were asked about using our facilities for this drive-through testing centre.
“A number of our players and staff have already been involved in a range of initiatives to support the NHS and also to help out in the local community during these challenging circumstances.”