Press Release

18 March 2021

Mitie appointed to government agreement for community COVID testing sites

  • Mitie extends its key role at the centre of the UK’s COVID response
  • Appointed as supplier on the Crown Commercial Service agreement covering Local Authority COVID community testing sites
  • New agreement is recognition of the vital work of Mitie’s frontline heroes

Mitie, one of the UK’s leading facilities, carbon management and professional services companies, has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement for COVID community testing sites. The appointment enhances Mitie’s position as a key supporter of testing services which are a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus.

The agreement covers new COVID test sites to be opened as needed by Local Authorities for short periods – up to 12 weeks. Mitie will potentially offer test site management and support services to Local Authorities across 11 regions: Yorkshire and Humber, North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East, London, and an option to add Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Mitie will be providing Registration Assistants, Processing Operatives, Security Officers and Test Assistants, as well as cleaning at the sites along with any additional services required by the Local Authorities. With testing central to the UK’s coronavirus recovery strategy, Mitie will continue to play a key part in supporting its delivery.

Mitie has been supporting the country directly in its COVID-19 response since the beginning of the pandemic, through community testing centres, the first of which opened in Inverness on 25 April 2020, and essential services for hospitals, including the Nightingale Hospital London and the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – Dragon’s Heart Hospital as it is known in English – in Cardiff.  More widely, Mitie now operates over 150 testing sites for public and private sector clients, and its colleagues have continued to provide key services at critical sites, such as ports and airports, across the country.

Simon Venn, Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie, said:

“I am delighted to be extending our vital work at the heart of the UK’s coronavirus response to support local communities with their testing programmes.  I am proud of the commitment of our Mitie colleagues in delivering these critical services, they truly are frontline heroes. We continue to play our part in keeping the country running and also supporting its recovery.”

Notes to editors

  • Everyone with symptoms can book or order a test at Essential workers and members of their households can access priority testing at GOV.UK. Those unable to access the internet can call 119 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland or 0300 303 2713 in Scotland to book a test. Lines are open 7am to 11pm.

About Mitie 

Founded in 1987, Mitie is one of the UK’s leading facilities management (FM) and professional services companies. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence, Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services(Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms; and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management). 

Mitie, which acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020, employs 77,500 people and is the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain running during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, by delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces. 

The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards

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