Charlotte Flach Charlotte Flach Editor, C&IT

The 60-minute PCR test: What does it mean for events?

A collection of event planners talk to C&IT about the pros and cons of a quicker test, and the impact it could have on the industry.

Last week a London-based clinic announced that it has developed a PCR test that gives a clean bill of health in just 60 minutes. This quick turnaround time could offer a lifeline for the industry, providing quick answers for anyone travelling for work or attending a large gathering, including event planners and delegates. 

The clinic claims that accuracy is the same as a standard PCR, which usually takes 24 hours to process, with the test itself taking just five minutes, and that this is a breakthrough for business travel.