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COVID-19 Screening Service launches at Franklin’s Gardens

Northampton Saints and ExpressTest (a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd) today announce the opening of a brand new Covid-19 screening service centre.

Franklin’s Gardens now offers a fast and accurate PCR swab test, and the screening service will be available for members of the public to use from Thursday 17 December for £99.

A group discount is also offered, with up to 30% off for groups of four or more, however participants need to ensure they are adhering to government guidelines when they arrive for their screening.

“We’re delighted to be working with ExpressTest to offer a Covid-19 screening service to our local community,” said Mark Darbon, Northampton Saints Chief Executive.

“We hope the people of Northampton can take advantage after what has been an unimaginable year for everyone.”

Mark Darbon, Northampton Saints Chief Executive

Test results will be emailed to customers typically the next day. For those receiving a test in order to travel abroad, it is advised to schedule a test 48-96 hours prior to their departure time, as a precaution. Those who screen negative will be emailed a Fit to Fly certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result, however passengers are encouraged to check with their travel provider as to whether this document is accepted before booking the screening service.    

ExpressTest is delivered using the latest gold standard PCR equipment that is fully CE-IVD certified and manufactured to the highest possible standards, and tests are carried out by specially trained Screening Practitioners.   

ExpressTest has been set up by established screening parent company Cignpost Diagnostics whose clients include Netflix, The BBC and the PGA European Tour. The company’s Co-Founders Nick Markham, Steve Whatley and Professor Denis Kinane, also the Chief Medical Officer, are now using their expertise to deliver world class testing to the general public.

Nick Markham, Founder of ExpressTest, added: “We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Northampton Saints as part of our ambitious roll out across the UK to deliver a Covid screening service to the general public.

“At ExpressTest, we’re committed to reassuring people that they are Covid-free, especially ahead of spending time with loved ones at Christmas.” 

Bookings open from today, with the test available on the same day. To book a test, visit www.expresstest.co.uk and select a date and time. Customers will then be sent a QR code which they must bring with them to their appointment, along with their passport.

Payment will be taken during the booking process. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm, and customers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to appointments.

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