Manchester tech firm receives royal approval

Covid-19 News | North West | Technology

Former England Rugby Captain and 2003 World Cup Winner Mike Tindall MBE and his wife the former Equestrian World Champion and 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Zara Tindall MBE have both tested a new 10 minute Covid-19 rapid test kit and digital health passport called VHealth Passport™ which has been developed to help get sports fans back into major events and stadiums.

The VHealth Passport™ and rapid testing kit is part of a new ‘FANS ARE BACK™’ pilot scheme devised by tech and healthcare innovator Louis-James Davis.

The 32-year old entrepreneur is leading a consortium of British companies in health care, sports and event management who are at the forefront of getting all sports fans back spectating at major sporting events and stadiums next month.

Both Mike and Zara – who are Global Sporting Ambassadors for British cyber technology company VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) – took the BioSure test to see for themselves how quick, safe and easy the rapid test kit was to use and upload to their VHealth Passports™. The test was administered under Covid-19 safe practice by Latus Health Care, taking just under one minute to administer the test first to Zara and then Mike. Both test results came out in under 10 minutes as ‘negative’ before the couple had their test results uploaded to their VHealth Passports™ in seconds.

VST Enterprises – the Manchester-based cyber technology company – has developed the Test Agnostic VHealth Passport™ platform and has put forward the BioSure 10 minute rapid test as part of their ‘FANS ARE BACK™’ pilot program to the UK Government. The company has recently submitted this pilot programme to No10 and the Department Of Culture Media & Sport to get football, snooker, rugby, golf and equestrian sports fans back into Stadiums and major sporting events.

Zara Tindall MBE said: “This is a really exciting new technology that has such great potential for the equestrian world. For riders, who are travelling all over the country, and to other countries, this gives reassurance that they have been tested and are negative for Covid. For those working on events including support staff, volunteers and the fans themselves it gives the confidence to come back to the sport we love and have the big events running again. I found the whole experience of taking the rapid test and using the VHealth Passport™ really simple and quick to use and I hope with more people using it we will be able to get our sport back up and running and people enjoying it again.”

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