Conference centre used as coronavirus quarantine site reopens

Milton Keynes conference centre is back to ‘business as usual’ after housing Britons returning from Wuhan in China.

Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes reopened this week after operating as a quarantine site in conjunction with the NHS and Public Health England.

Earlier in February, the conference centre was chosen as the centre for the Government’s repatriation of British citizens and their families who were flown out of Wuhan in China. 

Public Health England confirmed that everyone repatriated there tested negative for Coronavirus, and they have all now left. 

Simon Thatcher, general manager at Kents Hill Park said: “We are delighted to welcome our conference and meeting clients back to our venue.

"We would like to thank the local community who have provided fantastic support throughout, in particular the many local businesses who have offered their help or provided donations of books, games and toys for the guests. 

“We would also like to recognise the hard work of our colleagues, who worked tirelessly to provide support to the Government health agencies to ensure the guests were well looked after despite the challenging circumstances.

"We are proud to have been able to work alongside the NHS and support the Government during this time.” 

Countrywide Plc, Babcock and Milton Keynes University Hospital are just some of the companies returning to the conference centre as it reopens. 

A specialist cleaning contractor has undertaken a deep clean of the centre ahead of its reopening.


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