Testing time for Construction student

Matthew Freeman

Construction student Matthew Freeman is currently helping the Government in the fight against COVID-19 by distributing essential testing kits to key workers at mobile testing units around Yorkshire.

Currently studying a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment at the College, Matthew was called up by the Army Reserve and initially received the relevant training in Grantham. He was then deployed to a number of mobile testing units around Yorkshire including Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton and Huddersfield.

His role involves setting up the testing units on a daily basis, distributing testing kits to key workers and giving them instructions on how to successfully take the test before collecting the sealed tests after they have been completed.

Matthew said: “I am continuing with my coursework and assignments during down-time at the barracks. I was happy to give my service to the fight against COVID-19 because I joined the Army Reserve so I could help protect our country. I didn’t expect my first deployment to be a fight against an invisible enemy. I have always wanted to be in the Army and I decided the Reserves was right for me because I can have the best of both worlds.”

Last updated: 21st May 2020

Originally posted on: 21st May 2020