New mobile testing units will travel the country to provide vital frontline workers with tests so those testing negative to safely return to work.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion (The Poachers) have played a key role in now delivering support at the crucial testing sites being deployed around the UK. This weekend they were in Hemel Hempstead.

Frontline workers and the most vulnerable will receive increased access to coronavirus tests after a network of MTUs will travel to those who may be most vulnerable, including care homes, police stations, fire and rescue services, and prisons.

In just under 20 minutes the military personnel can set up a these fully functioning MTUs, allowing the testing of hundreds of people each day.

Today, there are currently 8 existing mobile units carrying out tests across the country, including in Salisbury, Southport and Teesside — with plans to increase this to a network of at least 96 ready to be deployed by the start of May.