Coronavirus testing centre opens at IKEA Wembley

IKEA Wembley, located in the borough of Brent, north-west London has set up a coronavirus testing centre in its car park. 

The London borough of Brent ranks as having the 6th most confirmed Coronavirus cases in the UK (according to public health England 30th March 2020). 

An IKEA spokeswoman said: “Today, a drive-through NHS covid-19 test centre has opened in the car park of our Wembley store.

“We are incredibly proud that we are able to support the government and the NHS in this small way, and are working with them to identify any additional sites that could also support the national effort.”

IKEA said this is currently its only site hosting a covid-19 testing facility but “it may not remain that way as the situation continues to evolve”.

An IKEA spokeswoman said: “Today, a drive-through NHS covid-19 test centre has opened in the car park of our Wembley store.

“We are incredibly proud that we are able to support the government and the NHS in this small way, and are working with them to identify any additional sites that could also support the national effort.”

With the concern growing about the lack of viral testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) available for NHS staff, the New drive-through testing centre opens at IKEA, is finally some good news.