Galway Medtech company helping hospitality sector reopen Wednesday, 8 July 2020An Irish medtech company, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) based in Galway, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering new testing to markets like gyms, restaurants, hotels and bars. The company is just one of the members of the Irish Medtech Association that is being spotlighted as part of its new #MedtechGoodNews campaign. As the hospitality sector continues to reopen, CLS has developed services and programmes that include surface hygiene swabs and special reboot test programmes for hospitality designed to test for the presence of bacteria and COVID-19 in the workplace. The new programmes are scientifically proven and accredited to provide employers with the necessary information to make confident decisions and communicate that their premises comply from a hygiene perspective and is a safe environment. Nessa Fennelly, Acting Director of the Irish Medtech Association said; The services being offered by CLS are an example of how Irish Medtech Association members are helping our economy reopen. They provide businesses with scientific analysis of their facilities hygiene standards and allow them to identify where improvements can be made so that they can strengthen the wellbeing and hygiene standards of their premises to support their employees, customers and residents. All over the country, the Irish medtech sector has made an impact in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Medtech Association will continue to highlight how medtech leaders in Ireland are assisting the frontline fight against COVID-19 here, and across the world. Ireland’s medtech community has stepped-up to the challenge in the face of unprecedented need to deliver diagnostic tests, personal protective equipment, respiratory support equipment and digital health solutions to tackle COVID-19. Evelyn O'Toole, CEO, CLS said; We have designed new initiatives to support businesses reopening after lockdown and to assist them in strengthening their employees and customers wellbeing, with a focus on improving their environment and meeting the required industry compliances and hygiene standard regulations and offerings will include COVID testing and surface swabs from mid July. Our CLS Reboot Test Programme has been designed to support industry sectors to re-open for business, assessing their hygiene management and for hospitality in compliance with minimum legal requirements. It covers focus areas such as kitchen and food preparation, personnel hand swabs, Legionella samples, mains water as well as public areas, covering surface areas, doors, and foyers. This programme is suitable for a range of businesses including hospitality, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, and gyms. Our workplace Hygiene Programme does a full micro scan of and workplaces including assembly lines, clinics, offices, colleges etc.