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READ | Millers link up with Department of Health and Social Care to provide COVID-19 testing base for essential workers

4 May 2020

Rotherham United's AESSEAL New York Stadium will be used as base for COVID-19 testing by the Department of Health and Social Care from Monday morning, as the nation continues to take steps to battle the outbreak of the virus.

Following contact from the EFL to make the club aware of this opportunity, the Millers have welcomed representatives from the DoHSC to the grounds of the stadium to allow them to carry out coronavirus testing for selected essential workers in the local area.

The tests will take place for three days from Monday morning, but are by invitation only for essential workers. We therefore politely request that our supporters refrain from attending AESSEAL New York Stadium, as there are only enough tests for the essential workers booked in at present and no walk-up appointments will be accepted. 

Having helped to organise the tests through contact with the EFL and the DoHSC, Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart expressed his pride at the opportunity for the club to play its part in tackling the outbreak of the virus. 

”We feel privileged to be providing a venue for the DoHSC to carry out important testing on essential workers from Rotherham and beyond,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“We are delighted to be helping to facilitate tests for those people who put themselves at risk every day to provide a number of services that we would struggle to cope without. 

"The club has been active in the community in a whole host of different ways since the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak and we saw this as another opportunity to be able to offer our support during the pandemic. 

“On behalf of everyone here at Rotherham United, I would once again like to thank all those people in key worker roles and also the DoHSC, who are working hard in the fight against Coronavirus."


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