KATALYST LABORATIES has partnered with Nuffield Health and Cardiff Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. Tests on offer are Gold Standard PCR tests with results available in 4 or 48 hours and Lateral Flow Antigen tests with results in 1 hour.  All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a Government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing products.

The testing facility is located in the Arrivals hall, enabling customers travelling for essential reasons to get a COVID-19 test at the Airport before their flight, as well as to the public who want to take a test for non-travel related purposes. Passengers flying into Cardiff Airport can also use the service to book COVID-19 tests to meet their arrival and quarantine requirements.

All tests required for international travel are available, and customers can book with ease via the Nuffield Health online booking portal. Nuffield Health staff will be on hand to guide customers through the testing journey, and screenings are carried out by trained professionals in full PPE.

Ceri Mashlan, Director of Operations at Cardiff Airport commented, “The safety and security of our team and customers is our number one priority, and we’re pleased to partner with Nuffield Health and Katalyst Laboratories to offer our customers and the general public a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport. As an approved private screening provider, customers can be assured that all tests offered by Nuffield Health are highly accurate and meet the required standards for international travel. Testing will be a key factor in travel for the foreseeable future, and as we prepare to welcome more passengers to the Airport, it is important that we can provide this facility to enable customers to easily access COVID-19 testing services before they fly.”

Andrew Wheeler, CEO, Katalyst Laboratories said: “Our partnership with Nuffield Health, one of the most trusted healthcare brands in the UK, means we can offer an outstanding full-service testing solution at Cardiff Airport.  Our testing service offers rapid testing – through both PCR and Lateral Flow Antigen tests – which provide fast results within hours and a standard PCR test for those who can wait for 48 hours.  This means we can support the travel industry in getting back on its feet and ensuring those people who absolutely need to travel now for business can do so safely and securely.  We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with the Cardiff Airport team and look forward to the opening up of leisure travel later in the coming months.”

Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Nuffield Health’s Medical and Charity Director, said, “During the COVID-19 pandemic our hospitals in Wales, England and Scotland have been supporting the NHS, caring for over 285,000 NHS patients across the UK. We are pleased to partner with Katalyst Laboratories to utilise our clinical expertise at Cardiff Airport’s new COVID-19 testing service to provide reassurance to people who need to travel and for those who want to take a test for non-travel purposes.”

The testing facility is now open for customers travelling for essential purposes, as well as members of the public who would like to take a test for peace of mind.

For more information see: https://shop.nuffieldhealth.com/cardiff-airport-covid-19-tests