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IKEA in Wembley becomes covid-19 testing centre

A testing centre for NHS workers to check for Coronavirus has opened at IKEA in Wembley.

A spokesperson for IKEA said: ‘We’re enormously proud of the NHS and proud to be able to offer Wembley as an additional medical facility.

“We have also responded to requests from intensive care units and doctors across the country by delivering tens of thousands of our disposable paper tape measures, to help them continue their amazing care for their patients.

“We have also donated food to local hospitals, food banks, and shelters to help provide some immediate relief in the short term.

“We are currently working on additional plans to support our communities – both now and in the longer term – in a meaningful way through the ongoing crisis, together with the NHS, and charity partners such as Barnardo’s and Breaking Barriers.

“On Friday, Ikea globally announced a fund of €26million in-kind donations to be used across the 30 countries in which we operate, prioritising the needs of high-risk groups and those leading relief efforts.”

Ikea Wembley follows in the footsteps of famous theme park Chessington World of Adventures who have also set up a temporary testing centre for NHS workers to test for covid-19.

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