Covid-19 testing takes on a new dimension

Your Doctor Film & Media (YDFM) has been supporting the UK film industry since the outbreak of Covid-19 effectively suspended the industry early in 2020, and has today been given official government approval status for testing. This new service was built on our considerable experience already gained through supporting senior production staff and actors at Pinewood studios. When Universal Pictures picked up the challenge to re-commence filming of their latest Jurassic World: Dominion blockbuster, YDFM were the natural choice to support their Covid-19 protection requirements.

YDFM were at the vanguard of Covid-19 testing for the film industry, and subsequently quickly provided clinical and on-site testing support to 8 major film productions before extending the service to support many well-known TV production companies, enabling them to produce household name content. We have now carried out more than 165,000 tests in order to help mitigate the risks of Covid-19 adversely affecting filming schedules. 

Since our early days at Pinewood Studios, we now provide international and UK location Covid-19 testing services, as well as a nurse led ‘test at home’ service to the actors and senior production teams involved in film and TV production. This ‘test at home’ service is operated by our concierge team, who meet the 24 /7 challenge of arranging for our nursing team to conduct tests for A-List cast, production team and crew wherever they are in the UK… at home, hotel, airport, production studio or remote locations.

With the advent of more government regulations covering this new area of healthcare and having met the stringent criteria required to be a government approved supplier, we have now extended our concierge ‘test-at-home’ service to organisations and individuals outside of the film and media industries.

We recognise that this highly bespoke service is not a general requirement, but for those involved in senior work positions, demanding and time critical employment or simply have a lifestyle requiring a specifically tailored, nurse led, Covid-19 testing service for themselves, their loved ones, or their colleagues, our concierge team are now available to meet your specific requirements. This includes PCR testing for return-to-work programs, and ‘Fit-to-Fly’ certification.

To discuss your requirements further, please contact our concierge service.