The Queen's granddaughter takes coronavirus test for a very important reason

Zara and Mike Tindall have taken part in a pilot programme to help get fans back into sports stadiums amid the global pandemic.

The Queen’s granddaughter is doing her bit to help get sports fans back into stadiums.

Zara Tindall and husband Mike have taken part in a pilot programme called FANS ARE BACK, created by VST Enterprises to hopefully enable sports fans to return to stadiums.

The programme being proposed to the UK government involves a ten-minute rapid covid-19 test, with the results then uploaded directly to a VHealth Passport.

The couple - who tied the knot back in 2011 - are Global Sporting Ambassadors for British VST Enterprises and both tested negative for coronavirus.

With Zara and Mike both big in the sports world, it’s no surprise they are keen for normality to resume within their industry.

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Talking about the technology that could enable sports to return from her farm in Gloucestershire, Zara 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.

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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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Former rugby player, Mike, agreed and said, “Zara and I both took the test which was literally 1 minute to administer a blood sample and run it through the Bio Sure rapid test kit with our results back in less than ten minutes…

"What this does is give people who use the VHealth Passport™ system confidence that the people around them are also doing the same thing in a sporting event and have tested negative. Ultimately it's about getting the fans back safely into major sporting events."