IKEA offers its Wembley store as a coronavirus testing centre for NHS workers.
IKEA, which closed its doors to the public on Friday, March 20, has said that they’re enormously proud of the NHS and the work that they do. As such, they’re proud to announce that their Wembley store will be used as a testing facility for NHS workers.
Critical care doctors and nurses, as well as NHS workers with symptoms, will be among the first to be tested. Furthermore, NHS workers living with people showing symptoms will also be sent to the front of the testing queue in attempts to get ahead of the virus and slow down the spread by isolating affected individuals.
However, IKEA has done more than just supply a store to the UK’s cause. The store has said that not only have they donated food to hospitals, food banks and shelters, they have also supplied doctors around the country with their disposable paper tape measures. This is on top of the promised €26m of furniture, food & aid to help those in need.
To help tackle the effects of Covid-19, IKEA is offering an initial €26m of furniture, food & aid to help those in need. We’re also protecting the livelihoods of as many of our co-workers, suppliers & partners as possible. Creating a stronger tomorrow, together. pic.twitter.com/vEgJsp7ldZ
— IKEA UK (@IKEAUK) March 27, 2020