5.7 million rapid antigen tests to be distributed to companies

From 17 May 2021, 5.7 million tests will be distributed. To this end, 4 distribution centres have been set up. The distribution will take place in Soleuvre near the Festikuss cultural centre, in Bertrange near the ARCA cultural centre (200m from the Centre Atert), in the ZANO industrial zone at Fridhaff and in Grevenmacher near the Op Flohr stadium.

The distribution centres will be open from Monday to Friday between 7.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The centres will remain closed on Whit Monday.

The Minister pointed out that 76,000 vouchers inviting those concerned to take the tests had been sent out.

In order to relieve the regional distribution centres, the tests will be delivered directly to companies with more than 500 employees.

The centres will be run by managers chosen from the team of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, supported by jobseekers hired under a compensated temporary occupation (OTI) contract. 120 jobseekers will support this distribution campaign.

In parallel to this campaign, Dan Kersch recalled that rapid antigen tests will also be distributed by the Chamber of Commerce to businesses in the HORECA sector. These tests are intended exclusively for customers.

The Deputy Prime Minister also recalled the steps to be taken in the case of a positive rapid antigen test:

  • immediately put yourself self-isolation
  • report your result on covidtracing.public.lu
  • inform individual contacts
  • have your result confirmed by a PCR test

These guidelines can be found on the website https://covid19.public.lu/en/testing/autotest.html.

In order to provide companies with the best possible information, various hotlines have also been set up. These include the Helpline Santé of the Ministry of Health (tel.: 247-65533), the Business Helpline of the House of Entrepreneurship (tel.: 42 39 39-700; e-mail: covid19@houseofentrepreneurship.lu; website: https://www.cc.lu/covid19/) or the Boosthandwierk hotline (tel.: 42 67 67-550; e-mail: boosthandwierk@cdm.lu; website: yde.lu).

Press release from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy

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