Actavo Event Solutions has been contracted by RocDoc as its infrastructure partner for the construction and roll-out of three haulage testing centres in Dublin, Wexford and Gorey. The partnership with the events division of Actavo,is in response to the announcement by the French last week that a negative antigen test result from the previous 72 hours has been required for all lorry drivers arriving in France from Thursday 28th January.
Dublin and Rosslare Covid Testing Centres
In a rapid response to the Department of Transport requirement, after signing a contract on Wednesday 27th January, RocDoc requested Actavo’s collaboration to have the centres fully operational on time. The rapid antigen testing for lorry drivers is free and is available at several strategic locations near Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort.
As part of the rapid deployment on behalf of RocDoc, Actavo has provided a complete infrastructure solution for the facilities to include marquees; lighting; heating; cubicle partitioning; flooring; fencing and barriers; ramps; and crew’ project management. Actavo has deployed a total of 12 personnel on the project.
Pictured at the launch of RocDoc’s rapid antigen testing facility for hauliers at the Blue Long Term Car Park at Dublin Airport are (L to r) – Paul Griffin, Commercial Director, Actavo Events Solutions; Gerry Kelly, Resource Manager, Actavo Events Solutions; and David Rock, Chief Executive, RocDoc.
A unique time for Ireland
Paul Griffin, Commercial Director, Actavo Events Solutions, said: “Actavo is delighted to have been asked by RocDoc to act as its infrastructure partner for this vital project. It was really important that the test centres were deployed, fully functional and fit-for-purpose for RocDoc in the tightest time frames, and the team was delighted to respond positively to this challenge. To deliver this project, we have received great support from our event-based supply-chain and partners. This is a unique period in the history of our island as the authorities look to respond in multiple ways to the pandemic. We have been delighted to respond on this occasion and look forward to being of future positive assistance as called-upon.”
Excellent infrastructure delivery
RocDoc Chief Executive, David Rock, said; “We were very pleased with the response by Actavo Events in supporting our work on behalf of the Department of Transport. The excellent delivery of the infrastructure for the test centres in terms of timeliness and overall quality has been exceptional.”
Actavo Event Solutions
Actavo Event Solutions delivers event services to public, cultural, corporate and sporting events globally. Whatever the event (big or small), wherever the event, our dedicated account manager will oversee all aspects including on-site support for the event’s duration. Working with our In-House Tech Design Team, they will provide site survey and inspection, full CAD design, Tech Design and SHEQ Teams, and technical support, complete with health and safety evaluations.
RocDoc has over 20 years of experience in the provision of field hospital units for music festivals and concerts in the UK and Ireland, such as the Isle of Wight Festival. The company also provides support for the annual Dublin City Marathon, where they provide over 150 medical professionals and 15 ambulances. The company currently operates a GP service and a minor emergency department in Ashbourne.
To avoid unnecessary delays, hauliers are advised to book online well in advance of arriving at the testing facility. www.covidcheck.ie.