Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

A new COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick airport, built by Cube Modular, went live today.

Within the new facility, ExpressTest, a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd and Gatwick airport’s official screening partner, will offer fast and accurate tests for Gatwick passengers and employees, as well as the general public. Located within the airport’s Long Stay Car Park at the South Terminal, the screening site was built in record time by Cube Modular using Cube’s popular foldable Continest containers.

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD said, “Since the beginning of the year, the Cube International group has been actively finding ways to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. After our very popular ‘Don’t Pass It On’ hand sanitiser initiative, which became an overnight success at businesses and venues across the UK, and our Care Home Visitor Pods, which are being installed at care homes up and down the country to ensure safe visitations between relatives and residents, we are delighted our portable buildings are also being used as Covid-19 screening test centres, including this facility at Gatwick airport.”

At the newly-built screening centre at Gatwick, pre-departure and post-arrival screening tests are available for Gatwick passengers, as well as for staff and local residents. The test results will be made available the next day. Plans are also in place for the screening facility to satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme which will ease travel restrictions and quarantine time.

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

Cignpost Diagnostics and Gatwick Airport announced the opening of the new COVID-19 screening centre at a press launch on Friday 27th November 2020.

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is a priority for us alongside giving confidence to so many people who have missed travelling during this difficult year. Our new screening facility is also a convenient service to offer people in the region looking for extra reassurance. We are pleased to be subsidising the price for our passengers and any staff based at Gatwick so they are compliant with current destination requirements that many of airlines including easyJet, British Airways and TUI fly to.”

ExpressTest Founder Nick Markham added: “We are delighted to be Gatwick airport’s official screening partner.  We launched ExpressTest to give people peace of mind, whether that’s enabling travel through our Fit to Fly certificates, or providing the reassurance needed to safely visit friends and family abroad or within the UK.  In the next couple of months we aim to have more than 30 locations operating across the UK, with the ambition of giving the British public the confidence to go about their daily lives in these uncertain times.”

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

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Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Cube Modular has delivered three care home visitor pods to the Eastleigh Care Home group in Devon. The covid-secure guest pods, branded as ‘Visitor Hubs’, were installed at the entrance of three of the group’s luxury care homes, enabling residents and loved ones to be reunited in person in the same room, for the very first time since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Eastleigh Care Homes pride themselves on offering a warm and caring environment for their residents, with a mission ‘to make it a family environment and fulfil people’s lives’. The new visitor pods now enable residents of the homes to be reunited with family and friends in a controlled, private, relaxed and covid-secure setting.

care home visitor pods
care home visitor pods

Owner and Chairman Garry Wilson said: “We look to provide a facility and service which emulates everything I would look for if it were for me or my family. A warm and caring environment, with our residents at the heart of everything we do.

“Following a long period of lockdown and shielding, with currently no end in sight, we are totally delighted to offer our residents and their families a new and secure area to meet up. The smile on everyone’s face says it all. Staff, residents, family and friends at Eastleigh is just thrilled with the solution Cube Moduar has provided for us. The visitor pods have brought us a ray of sunshine during these most troubling times.” 

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD, added: “We are thrilled that our care home visitor pods have been so well received. The response to our covid-secure portable building initiative has been immense. With further restrictions announced by the government recently, we are delighted that we can offer care homes a unique, modular solution which enables comfort for residents through personal contact with loved ones, in a most safe, secure, and risk-mitigating way. We hope to install many more at care homes across the UK.”

Cube Modular’s Visitor Pods are a modular foldable container solution for Care Homes in the UK. Fully flexible in size, configuration and internal fit-out, units can be set up in minutes and are available on both a hire and purchase basis. The pods installed at the East Street, Raleigh Mead and Minehead nursing and residential care homes were delivered fully carpeted, with wheelchair ramps and heaters added, for easy access and additional comfort for the winter months ahead.

modular foldable containers

CARE HOME VISITOR PODS

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Harlequins installs Cube’s Event Hand Sanitiser Stations at Rugby’s First Crowd Pilot

Harlequins installs Cube’s Event Hand Sanitiser Stations at Rugby’s First Crowd Pilot

Harlequins installs Cube’s Event Hand Sanitiser Stations at Rugby’s First Crowd Pilot

On Saturday 5th September, Harlequins welcomed 2,700 season ticket holders, chosen by ballot, for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. The selection of The Stoop as a host venue followed a detailed assessment of submissions by Premiership Rugby to the Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

Working closely with the relevant authorities, Harlequins ensured extensive measures were put in place, in line with government guidelines, including the promotion of hand hygiene through the use of Cube Modular’s event hand sanitising stations.

event hand sanitiser stations
event hand sanitiser stations

The Gallagher Premiership rugby clash against Bath Rugby was the first rugby match with a crowd following the launch of a series of pilot events throughout elite English sport for the return of spectators.

Ahead of the game, Head of Rugby, Paul Gustard, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Bath to The Stoop as we are privileged to be the first club to have crowds back in the stands. It is reflective of the progressive nature of the Club and testament to the work of our staff behind the scenes to see this pilot event take place.”

To ensure the event was held to the highest safety standards for all attendees, stewards made sure social distancing was adhered to everywhere in and around the stadium, with supporters only able to sit in the seat allocated to them. Facemasks were also compulsory, except when eating or drinking. Fans were able to use a QR code to order their food and beer from their seats, with cashless payments implemented.

event hand sanitiser stations
event hand sanitiser stations

 Cube’s rugby-branded ‘Don’t Pass It On’ event hand sanitiser stations utilised at the Harlequins’ ground were first seen across the road at Twickenham Stadium in March at the Six Nations. Available on an event rental basis, similar hand hygiene-promotion stations are being deployed during the COVID-19 outbreak at sports venues and events across the UK, including Premier League football clubs, England Cricket test matches and well-known racecourses.

Additional safety & welfare measures in place at The Stoop included advanced ticket bookings, ID and temperature checks on arrival, the filling in of health questionnaire forms as well as providing details for the track and trace system.

If pilot matches like these prove to be successful, the government hopes to allow fans to return to watching live sport by October.

‘DON’T PASS IT ON’ HAND SANITISER STATIONS

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Care Home Delight As Visitor Pod Is Installed

Care Home Delight As Visitor Pod Is Installed

Care Home Delight As Visitor Pod Is Installed

Cube Modular has delivered one of its Covid-secure care home visitor pods to Blackpool to the delight of everyone at Annacliffe Residential Care Home. The guest pod, branded as the Visitor Hub, was installed at the forecourt of the residential home and will reunite residents and loved ones, in person in the same room, for the very first time since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Annacliffe, a residential home which provides professional care in a most attentive and family-orientated environment to approximately 60 residents, has described the arrival of its visitor pod as a ‘ray of sunshire’. The visitor pod will enable them to bring together their residents with family and friends in a controlled, relaxed and covid-secure setting.

Owner and Manager, Alexandra Burke, commented: “We are absolutely delighted for our residents. Finally, after months of uncertainty and anxiety for our wonderful, but infection-vulnerable, residents, we are able to offer them a space, a totally separate space, in which they can meet their family and loved ones in person. No more waving through windows. No more wordless meetings. I am so delighted for them all, as well as for their families and our staff. Cube Modular has given us the perfect solution to continue through these most worrying times. I couldn’t be more pleased to have been able to make this happen for everyone involved. The pod really has brought a ray of sunshine to our residents.”

care home portable visitor pod
care home visitor pod guests

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD, added: “We are thrilled to have made this possible for everyone at Annacliffe. When we arrived to install the pod, the excitement was palpable. The look on everyone’s faces said it all!

“The response to our Care Home Visitor Pods initiative has been immense. We are delighted that we can offer care homes a unique, portable building solution which not only enables a personal and controlled contact between care home residents and loved ones during the pandemic, but also does so in a most safe, secure, and risk-mitigating way. We are looking forward to installing many more at care homes across the UK.”

Through utilising the Visitor Hub, Annacliffe is now able to organise scheduled visitor bookings for guests every hour. Each visit will be take place for 20 minutes, followed by a rigorous cleaning procedure for 40 minutes before the next visit is due.

After months of lockdown, shielding and protection of the UK’s elderly care home residents, Cube’s Care Home Visitor Pods are a portable building solution, which not only helps mitigate the spread of the virus, it also brings back a little joy, comfort and security to those who need it most.

Cube Modular’s Visitor Pods are a modular foldable container solution for Care Homes in the UK. Fully flexible in size, configuration and internal fit-out, units are available on both a hire and purchase basis.

CARE HOME VISITOR PODS

For more information about our Care Home Visitor Pods click here,

speak to our team on 01905 955814 or send us an enquiry

Cube Modular manufactures portable buildings of exceptional design, quality and functionality. 

Cube Supports First Pilot Crowd Scheme Event With Hand Sanitiser Stations

Cube Supports First Pilot Crowd Scheme Event With Hand Sanitiser Stations

Cube Supports First Pilot Crowd Scheme Event With Hand Sanitiser Stations

The first phase of the pilot crowd scheme, to test Government guidance on crowds returning to sport, was held at The Oval Cricket Ground last weekend. It saw 1,000 spectators watch Surrey play Middlesex and was deemed “a definite success” by Surrey chief executive Richard Gould.

Cube was on hand to support the event with its hand sanitiser stations strategically placed at the ground’s entrance points.

The stand-alone and highly branded units help venues and events mitigate the spread of the virus and have been deployed at sports grounds, businesses, hospitals and retail venues throughout the UK.

hand sanitiser station at oval crowd pilot scheme
hand sanitiser station at oval crowd pilot scheme

 

Further pilot crowd schemes which were planned for other sporting events have since been cancelled due to the recent coronavirus upsurge.

The final day of the Goodwood racing festival, an event for which Cube also provided hand sanitiser stations, and the Snooker World Championships will no longer be able to welcome spectators. Both events will now take place behind closed doors.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the decision at a press briefing, “I have said our plan to reopen society and the economy is conditional… that we would not hesitate to put the brakes on if required. Our assessment is that we should now squeeze that brake pedal.”

The crowd pilot scheme was set up by the UK Government to allow spectators at a small number of sporting events. A move forward to help venues safely reopen their doors to fans.

Guidelines for the scheme included seating arrangements to allow for social distancing, crowd control measures for entering and exiting venues, additional hygiene facilities and screens and barriers at catering units and betting kiosks, where social distancing was not possible.

Elite sport has been closed to spectators in the UK since March 23 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

hand sanitiser station at oval crowd pilot scheme
hand sanitiser station at oval crowd pilot scheme
hand sanitiser station at oval crowd pilot scheme

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