Clinic open for mandatory PCR tests to ease stress for Christmas holidaymakers

DAM Health is providing rapid Covid-19 PCR testing for people going on holiday from the UK and returning this winter.

DAM Health, who operate clinics throughout the UK, are a Government approved and listed PCR testing company and experts in administering mandatory Covid-19 PCR tests – which people must take before going holiday and within two days after they have returned.

The company is now testing for new strains of coronavirus so that Brits can continue to go on holiday with the necessary documents.

DAM Health has testing centres in locations including Manchester, Liverpool, Essex, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and London.

Headed by the award-winning Professor Frank Joseph, DAM Health has every testing solution in place to ease the burden of stress for holidaymakers this winter.

The service DAM Health offers is quick, easy and very reassuring from start to finish with results and essential travel documentation rapidly delivered.

The tests have an accuracy rate of 98%, with turnaround times for PCR test results of 24 hours – but more rapid tests are also available.

There is, of course, a huge demand for ‘fit to fly’ certificates this winter and DAM Health provides a comprehensive in-clinic service to meet the need.

The company is urging people to book now, in order to secure a test in time for the busy Christmas period.

The deal is for an initial period of 12 months, which gives DAM the permission to exclusively use, sell and promote the test throughout its network of more than 100 clinics in the UK and Europe.

It is currently using approximately 200,000 in-clinic Covid tests per month. A recent study by FIND Diagnostics showed that Omega’s LFT delivered results of 100% in specificity and 96.4% in sensitivity.

There is also the possibility for Omega to broaden the partnership to include its antigen self-test LFT – once approved – and for DAM Health to sell its Food Detective product throughout its network.

Colin King, chief executive at Omega Diagnostics, said: “We have been actively seeking commercial partners for our Covid-19 antigen tests with the support of Lansdown Strategic Capital.

Director of DAM Health Professor Joseph said: “People all over the country can benefit from our Covid-19 PCR testing service.

“Anyone travelling abroad will need a negative result and a ‘fit to fly’ certificate – so it’s very important to book tests well in advance of travel.

“And, with rules around coronavirus restrictions ever-changing, people can be confident with DAM Health as we are on hand to help ease any stress travellers may face this winter. We are testing for new strains of the virus too so people can be confident about travelling with a negative result.

“Our local clinics are convenient and help people get themselves ready for foreign travel.

“We are experiencing huge demand for tests now so we are urging people to book with us now and not leave it until the last minute.”

So far, the company has provided tests for more than 300,000 people in the UK, with results usually sent out within hours. DAM Health’s clinics are open now.

The company has clinics across the UK, Europe and Mexico and also tests high profile companies including including Scottish Rugby, Glasgow Rangers FC and Crystal Palace FC.

Tests with DAM Health can be booked at local clinics at