In December 2019, the World Health Organisation declared that an outbreak of Covid-19 was an international public health emergency and by 11th March 2020, the spread of the virus was declared a pandemic. With hospitalisations and deaths increasing at frightening speed, on the 23rd March 2020, the UK was officially placed into lockdown to try and curb the spread of the virus.

Sunbelt Rentals provided key support to the government in helping them to establish Covid testing centres at short notice. The scale of the project was unprecedented and the most crucial part of meeting their brief would be to plan and deliver the build of these testing sites, with the safety of crowd control, as well as mitigating any risk of contamination, often at very short notice.

Overall, ZND supplied Sunbelt Rentals with over 100km of temporary fencing and 20km of crowd control barriers to help them build these test centres, with Sunbelt Rentals often submitting orders to ZND of 10,000 barriers and 10,000 fence panels at a time, something which ZND was best placed to do as the market-leading supplier of temporary fencing in the UK. ZND’s focus on quality and safety, and the wrap-around support services that they offer, were a key reason Sunbelt Rentals chose ZND to support in delivering this project.

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