RDT Care Launches Its Unique Integrated Antigen Testing And Smartphone V Health Passport To Assist Hospitality To Reopen Safely
As the government assesses and finalises plans for the safe reopening of hotels and hospitality over the coming months, RDT Care has launched its end to end integrated solutions to assist in the safe reopening of the industry.
RDT Care already works closely with a number of blue chip clients across the sporting, corporate and manufacturing sectors.
As hotels reopen and guest occupancies rise rapidly due to seasonal and pent up consumer demand, RDT Care believes it will be imperative that additional measures are employed such as antigen testing and health passports linked to the current health status of the guest or staff member to minimise the spread of the virus, according to RDT Care CEO Robert Brennan. This is all the more pertinent when one considers the current higher numbers of virus cases, virus transmissibility and new variants when compared to last summer.
RDT Care is a unique nurse-led solution that underpins highly effective COVID-19 testing with proven award-winning technologies to create a seamless solution that delivers and assures each hotel is offering a high end COVID safe staycation.
RDT Care is seeking to partner with a number of quality and luxury hotels and resorts in Ireland where there is demonstrable trust, quality and quality control in all that RDT Care does, according to experienced hotelier Michael Lynch, who is leading RDT Care's rollout in the hotel and hospitality industries.
Antigen testing is likely to be necessary in hotels for the foreseeable future, and RDT Care's Nal von Minden test is 97.54% accurate, and is among a small group of Antigen tests which detect the original COVID strain and all its variants with onsite results within 15 minutes.The EU Commission issued a list of 16 Antigen tests as part of its solution for rapid testing. RDT Care's Nal Von Minden test is part of this list, added Lynch.
The primary objective of the RDT Care Hotel Solution is to provide a safe staycation for all residents by minimising the risk of a COVID outbreak onsite through regular testing and screening of guests and/or staff. Additionally, RDT Care can also minimise the impact of any potential infection on the hotel operations by using award-winning technology solutions (www.v-healthpassport.co.uk).
The V Health passport connects the guest to their onsite antigen test result or vaccine status if fully vaccinated, and can be used for contact tracing or many other purposes including over time to allow access to various events.
It is a reality that the vast majority of seasonally employed hotel and hospitality staff are under the age of 30 and are unlikely to be vaccinated before the summer months.
RDT can also uniquely provide onsite PCR testing for confirmation of positive antigen tests with rapid results within 30 minutes and, additionally, onsite antibody testing if required.
RDT Care believes that its systems are also very well-suited to contributing to the safe restart of meetings, conferencing, weddings and events in the near future, Lynch also added.
In addition, RDT Care believes the restaurant and pub sectors would certainly reopen much safer if antigen testing of customers and/or staff were employed.
RDT Care has begun discussions with the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) and Fáilte Ireland with regard to its products and unique market offer.
RDT Care's website is www.rdtcare.com.
RDT is medically-led with clinical lead Professor Colm Quigley, and assisted by RDT Care's executive nurse, Cara Cottam.
RDT Care offers several competitively priced solutions to hotels:
- Full testing for both staff and guests, and reporting through RDT Care's digital health passport app using RDT Care's trained personnel and gold standard Antigen tests with any positives confirmed by RDT Care's RT-PCR machine onsite - additional charge for any required PCR tests - in essence, creating a safe hotel bubble.
- Test Kit (boxes of 20) + qualified nurse for full oversight of testing protocols onsite.
- Test Kit - supplied (boxes of 20) and reporting through RDT Care's digital health passport app - certified and trained swabbing staff supplied by hotel.
Professionally managed end to end COVID testing can have many benefits for hotels including higher quest reassurance and comfort, higher guest spends, longer guest stays, higher guest satisfaction, and repeat and recommend levels. In addition, it can enable the hotel to trade at its highest permissible level and dramatically reduce the risk of a commercially and reputationally damaging COVID outbreak, concluded Michael Lynch.
In essence, antigen testing and RDT Care's systems generally can contribute greatly to the government's aim of reopening hotels and hospitality safely and keeping these sectors open going forward, concluded CEO Robert Brennan.
RDT Care stated, perhaps the government will look to support the industry with financial support towards the cost of antigen testing as a measure to ultimately assist the industry get back on its feet and return over time to a sustainable level of activity?
For further information on RDT Care products and services please, contact Michael Lynch on 087 2511007 or e-mail [email protected].
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