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Chairboys benefit from MedExpress support

Players take antibody tests ahead of return to training.

11 June 2020

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club is committed to delivering the best medical care for all players and staff. As such, we are pleased to announce that we have been working collaboratively with one of the leading online pharmaceutical companies - MedExpress LTD - to provide COVID-19 antibody testing for our squad.

MedExpress is an online UK-based registered pharmacy that combines medical expertise with innovative technology. The pharmacy provides Covid-19 PCR swab tests (to test for active infection) and Antibody tests (to test for a previous infection). The tests are fully compliant with Public Health England's standards and are available for purchase online at medexpress.co.uk/clinics/covid-19/.

Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth states: "Through recent and ongoing research, it is thought that up to 80% of Covid-19 patients experience no (or only mild) symptoms. As a result of this, the antibody test is vitally important as it can help detect the presence of previous Covid-19 infection. This will supplement the twice-weekly protocol of PCR swab testing for active infection as per the EFL recommendations and we are grateful to MedExpress LTD for their support in supplying these for our staff and players.”

Club Secretary Kelly Francis, who has taken on the responsibility as the club’s officer for overseeing and ensuring the implementation of a safe ‘return to training’ policy for the players and staff, added: “The combination of both tests will provide accurate information regarding active Covid-19 infection and help to prevent cross-infection within the squad. The research and data surrounding Covid-19 testing continues to evolve and the medical department at WWFC is committed to staying abreast of developments to provide the most up to date evidence-based care.”

MedExpress is delighted to be able to support Wycombe Wanderers in providing them Covid-19 antibody testing. They have worked hard throughout the crisis to deliver innovative, high-quality services and treatments to its customers.

Founder of MedExpress Dwayne D'Souza adds: "MedExpress is committed to increasing the affordability and accessibility of healthcare. Bringing football back is an important step to returning to normal life but the health and wellbeing of all participants is the priority. We wanted to facilitate that by donating tests to Wycombe Wanderers."


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