Madrid, 26 November 2020

In such complicated circumstances, the organization of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open in Spain, the last test of the Ladies European Tour calendar that will be held from November 26 to 29 at the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, has wanted to count on the best specialists to guarantee the safety of the players, their caddies, their technical team, and the personnel involved in the development of the tournament. Hence, ARQUIMEA, a company that develops and offers solutions that combine science and technology in the health sector, has joined the list of entities that collaborate in this test, the culmination of the season, and the Race to Costa del Sol.

Experience, knowledge, technology, and reliability are qualities with which ARQUIMEA will protect all those who participate or work in the tournament. The company leads the Alianza COVID-19, a consortium of companies that includes certified diagnostic laboratories with extensive experience in PCR and ELISA diagnostics and research centres that advise on protocols and process quality control.

The company also includes within its portfolio a quantitative serological ELISA test that the user can do at home with a simple finger prick, without the need for intermediary health personnel. ARQUIMEA’s task has been fundamental to establish said protocols in the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open in Spain, to get PCR for all tournament personnel (players, caddies, coaches, and staff) and members of the organization or the press who are considered long-term staff.

Of course, within the established measures, it is also contemplated to carry out PCR tests and rapid antigen tests to the guests at the Pro-Am, to the visitors and the press whose attendance is more punctual, apart from establishing dedicated perimeters in the associated hotel facilities and the clubhouse and have a laboratory throughout the week of the tournament to attend to any need that may arise.

Pilar de la Huerta, general manager of ARQUIMEA Healthcare, wanted to emphasize the company’s importance for being linked to a first-class international event and the measures that will be implemented to ensure its development without obstacles to the competition.

At ARQUIMEA, we support all the initiatives that allow us to continue holding events, both sports and leisure, that help the economy and Spanish and international sports to manage this difficult situation. Our experience and knowledge allow us to ensure that a safe event can be organized from a sanitary standpoint. We live in an exceptional situation that requires outstanding analysis and measures. But with an appropriate team of professionals, these can be implemented. Our goal is to hold the tournament with the highest health security canons so that the competitors, the public, and the other attendees can enjoy an exceptional week in one of the most emblematic places of international golf. We are enormously grateful to Sport & Business for having counted on us for this mission, making us protagonists in such a special moment like this, where show the world the capacity of our country in organizing this type of competition in a safe way for everyone”.

For his part, Íñigo Aramburu, general manager of Sport & Business, the promoter company of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open in Spain, was very satisfied with the incorporation of ARQUIMEA as a partner of the tournament.

“In the same way that we want to have the best players on the tournament roster, we also seek to surround ourselves with the best specialists in the different areas related to their organization, even further in a field as delicate as health. Launching a competition of these characteristics, especially in the current circumstances, implies a great responsibility for all the parties involved, and having ARQUIMEA as a healthcare partner is fundamental”, recapitulated Íñigo Aramburu. “The safety of the players and all those who participate in the tournament is a priority for us, and the presence of ARQUIMEA with its experience in the development of action protocols related to COVID-19, its knowledge, and its technological solutions, gives us great peace of mind”.

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