Test Kit Delivery Services Can Prove Fundamental in the Resumption of Travel


Delivery services can play a critical role in the immediate and long-term future for businesses looking to employ at-home COVID test kit collections, allowing companies to better support the needs of their customers.

For instance, following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK over the preceding months, the much-anticipated return to travel is on the horizon for hopeful holidaymakers. However, under Government guidelines, holidaymakers are required by law to undertake an at-home COVID test within 2 days of return, regardless of travel restrictions and destination.

Implementing private testing to protect their staff and customers could be one solution to the ongoing challenge of trying to ensure the sector can remain open for the foreseeable future.

But whilst private testing may offer itself as a solution to travellers, the travel industry is warning that the unregulated cost of private COVID tests may be a barrier for many people looking to travel abroad. As stated by Karen Dee, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association:

“The cost of testing could act as a significant barrier to the meaningful restart to aviation and should not be underestimated. A summer holiday will be out of reach for many and damage an already badly hit aviation and travel industry even further.”

Despite this, a co-ordinated logistics solution that can meet the large-scale requirements of at home COVID test kit collection, could be the answer for many businesses looking to better support the needs of their customers, reducing consumer concerns about rising costs. The use of a courier service may help to speed up the door-to-door movement of these testing kits, fast-tracking the results.

Whilst not essential for businesses to offer this service gratuitously or even as part of a package, it would certainly demonstrate a higher level of responsibility and service, by reducing the time spent in quarantine and the additional costs to travellers. This could offer a more feasible option for individuals who could be turned off travelling by the high costs of private PCR testing and the longer result lead times these tests take.

Crown SDS medical courier service includes test kit courier services amongst its capabilities, having previously created courier collection and drop off solutions for businesses. That includes immediate collection and delivery to clinics and labs with 2-to-4-hour turnaround of results for the individual. Through utilising dynamic routing software and real-time tracking, Crown SDS can offer cost-effective solutions that are both reliable and efficient.

We are proud that at Crown SDS we can offer a coordinated solution to airlines and travel operators, in meeting their large-scale COVID test collection requirements. Having a robust testing mechanism in place will enable them to remain operational.

As international tourism begins to increase after an incredibly tough year for the industry, it is vital that businesses have the correct infrastructure in place to order to protect their staff and customers.

Whilst suppling private testing services might not be the only solution businesses look to employ in the extensive measures they will take to keep their customers and staff safe as travel resumes, operators in the sector could certainly consider it as a positive reliable option moving forward.

For an optimum solution regarding collection and delivery of COVID testing kits for businesses, contact [email protected] or visit https://www.crownsds.co.uk/ https://www.crownsds.co.uk/