As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and mortuaries struggled to keep pace with the rapid spread of the virus. A shortage of mortuary space due to the overwhelming death rate was evident. Arena received several urgent enquiries for temporary mortuaries to be delivered within 48 hours across various UK locations.
Speed was an absolute priority to support the NHS trusts, emergency Covid-19 Task Forces including local council groups and coroners. Site visits were arranged same day and bespoke temporary buildings complete with temperature-controlled facilities and telemetry were installed in a matter of days. Many clients took receipt of fully functioning temporary mortuaries in the shortest possible time.