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Testing times as Dons stars gear up for new season

June 26, 2020 3:00 pm Author: AFC Media Team
Testing times as Dons stars gear up for new season

As the players returned to training last week the Club were working hard behind the scenes to ensure the correct protocols were in place, in line with the Scottish FA guidelines.

A critical element of a safe return to training hinged on the testing of players and the club is pleased to be working in partnership with local company, TAC Healthcare, who will be providing this critical service.

Adam Stokes, Head of Medical and Football Science at AFC said, “We have been fortunate to arrange a partnership with TAC Healthcare who have a great deal of experience in this field.

“Their professionally trained nurses are carrying out the testing for us which not only results in a highly efficient process with results turned around in a very short time period, but it also significantly increases the accuracy of the testing.

“There were other options available to us, including buying a machine of our own, but this arrangement the coaching and medical staff to focus on the training session and the needs of the players while having the peace of mind we are doing so in a safe manner.”

Ken Park, Clinical Director at TAC Healthcare added, “Since the outbreak of this pandemic TAC Healthcare have been taking a proactive role in trying to prevent spread of COVID-19 infections in the North East. We began testing for the virus at the end of March, working across the offshore industry, and saw a dramatic reduction in the numbers of offshore infection rates.

“We’re using similar techniques with Aberdeen Football Club to try to limit the risk of infection within the playing squad and staff at Cormack Park. Our experienced staff are on hand to provide their expertise with the testing and we are pleased to be working closely with Club as it progresses towards the kick-off of next season.”