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Coronavirus Antibody Testing Now Available in selected TMB Clinics – Silvija Travel Tips

The Tropical Medical Bureau in Ireland has announced the launch of antibody testing for COVID-19 in selected clinics. The testing used will be the Abbott test, which has been authorised by MHRA in the UK and other international groups and has a > 98% accuracy rate. Self-testing kits are also expected to be available to order online from TMB within the next week.

About Antibody Tests

Antibody blood tests check the blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Antibodies are proteins which help to fight off infections and are only produced by the body after exposure and infection have occurred. They can usually take 8-10 days to appear but, occasionally, this can take longer so, depending on when an individual was infected and the timing of the test, it may not provide accurate results. It is also important to understand that not every individual creates circulating antibodies even after confirmed infection.  

Please note, antibody tests should not be used to diagnose someone as being currently sick with COVID-19. To check for a current infection, you need a viral test which checks respiratory samples, such as a swab from inside your nose.  

TMB Antibody Tests

TMB will be providing an in-clinic antibody test as well as a corporate service, which will see a TMB medical professional conduct tests on-site for organisations staff members. An at-home test is expected to be available to order online within the next week.

TMB’s in-clinic testing option requires an appointment with one of our nurses, which can be made online using the TMB booking system. Once a suitable date and time have been confirmed, patients will be sent forms to complete electronically. On the morning of the appointment, patients will be contacted to confirm that they do not have any active COVID-19 symptoms. Upon arrival at the clinic, patients will be seen by a nurse and a blood sample will be taken and sent to the laboratory for testing. The results will be available on our secure myTMB facility approximately 48 hours later. The cost for this service is €80.  

TMB’s corporate service offers businesses the opportunity to arrange antibody tests for staff members. With this service, TMB will send a medical professional out to the workplace to conduct antibody tests on-site.

As part of this new service, TMB recognises that some patients may need extra support to understand their results as they become available. Accordingly, TMB is providing a ‘teleconsultation’ facility to allow individuals who have taken an antibody test, to discuss their personal results with one of our healthcare professionals. Details on accessing this service will be provided along with test results.

Link to book a test: www.tmb.ie/coronavirus-antibody-test

Source: TravelMedia.ie

flyExclusive Streamlines Jet Club Membership – Silvija Travel Tips

flyExclusive, a leading provider of premium private jet charter travel, is redefining private charter aviation with a completely redesigned Jet Club membership programme. The revamped program gives flyers even greater access to flyExclusive’s floating fleet of nearly 60 light to heavy Citation jets, backed by the highest safety standards in the industry. With flyExclusive’s industry-leading efficiency and price points significantly below the market competition, Jet Club delivers unmatched value for members and opens the skies to flyers of all types, from seasoned private travellers to those who only considered commercial before.

Launched in early 2020, Jet Club is a new kind of private aviation relationship: a partnership built on flyExclusive’s decades of knowledge and expertise in the industry to give members control, reliability and consistency in their private travel. With more flyers wary of flying commercial due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flyExclusive’s Jet Club allows them to meet their critical travel needs with aircraft held to the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation and access to the best possible hourly rates, both during the pandemic and after it subsides.

“For years, we have been disrupting the private charter industry with a singular private charter experience,” says Jim Segrave, founder of flyExclusive parent company LGM Enterprises. “Now, as we recognize the need to get America flying again and understand passengers’ priorities to limit exposure to themselves and their families to COVID-19, we are offering our unparalleled service at rates that best other charter programs by as much as 40%.”

The streamlined Jet Club program allows flyers to buy into two program tiers to meet their unique flying needs: Fly Club program and Exclusive Club program. Members receive guaranteed availability to a large fleet and a premium flight experience whenever and wherever they choose to fly. Funds never expire as long as the account remains active. Members simply select the right level of membership based on their annual flight usage without having to join at a prescribed number of hours or shares like most programmes. Once an initial deposit is made, funds are immediately available to book flights at the best rates available anywhere on the market.

“We launched Jet Club with the goal of introducing a program that went above and beyond traditional jet cards or fractional ownership to offer a simple, easy way to fly private,” says Segrave. “In a post-COVID world, as the country opens up for business, flyers are placing a higher priority on how they fly. Regardless of whether flyers travel for luxury or business, Jet Club has a plan that works for them.”

Those interested in learning more about the Jet Club program or seeing how they can participate can email jetclub@flyExclusive.com or call 833-FLY-CLUB.

About flyExclusive

flyExclusive is an owner/operator with services provided across North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America and now extending to Europe, Asia and beyond. Built on decades of industry experience in fleet logistics and management, the company maintains point-to-point fleet operations, proprietary quoting technologies and operational expertise in delivering safe, reliable and competitive solutions for its customers. flyExclusive is ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman certified and executes in accordance with a fully integrated SMS platform in its maintenance and operations.

To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.