Amey supports local Coronavirus testing centres in Kent

28 January 2021
Image of a yellow covid test centre sign.

Amey’s FM operation in Kent is providing key services at 13 local Coronavirus Lateral Flow Testing Centres that have been set up by Kent County Council and the Army in response to the combat against COVID-19.  

Services delivered by Amey at the COVID-19 test sites include security, waste management and cleaning services. In total, Amey will have around 20 colleagues working across the sites.  

The NHS Test and Trace service is at the heart of the response to COVID-19. In KentAmey is playing a central role alongside Kent County Council in supporting the Covid-19 recovery strategy.  

The sites currently operating are as follows and will be provisionally run through to the end of February/beginning of March:  

Folkestone Library 

Port of Ramsgate 

Unit 1 Eurogate Business Park 

Kent Show Ground 

Larkfield Library  

Sessions House 

Hawkinge Community Centre 

Bat and Ball Centre 

Ashford North Youth Centre 

Herne Centre  

Sheerness Working Men’s Club 

Swanscombe Centre 

The Dray, The Hop Farm 

If you live or work in Kent, to book a test at any of the centre’s visit 

In addition to the local testing centres in Kent, our FM frontline teams continue to play a critical role in the delivery of public services across the UK, many of which are essential to our daily public life – such as ensuring schools open safely for key workers and vulnerable children, maintaining the security of prisons, and keeping key local authority buildings open to support the most vulnerable groups.  

Mark Billington Operations Director for Amey FM, South, said: “Full credit has to go to our frontline FM team in Kent who has worked closely with Kent County Council, the local public health team, and our supply chain partners to get these centres up and running very rapidly as part of the local response to the pandemic. We know test and trace is key to the government's response to COVID-19, and this truly demonstrates what can be achieved when public and private sectors work together.” 

Amey has extensive experience delivering facilities and estate management across critical infrastructure and public services that the country relies on.  Amey’s Secure Infrastructure portfolio looks after thousands of assets on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice, as well as over 200 schools across the UK.