DONAUSTADT. From tomorrow, December 1st, there will be a new test road at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1). This is aimed at visitors to nursing homes and hospitals. Furthermore, Viennese who would like to visit their relatives in the nursing home can carry out a free quick test every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the covered forecourt in front of the congress center after registering online.
Visitors and employees of nursing homes, hospitals and employees of blue light organizations should have their test results within 15 minutes. Furthermore, employees in health professions, in critical infrastructure or in blue-light organizations can use the test offer.
“We have always tested very intensively in Vienna. Vienna not only tests a lot, but also specifically tests professional groups in order to protect critical infrastructure such as hospitals and in particular those people who are particularly affected, ”said Mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) and thanks the employees and many volunteers.
New test street in Vienna
The test road in the Danube city complements the two existing ones in the Prater near the Ernst Happel Stadium and on the Danube Island near the Floridsdorfer Bridge. It is set up by the City of Vienna, regardless of the locations, for the federal mass tests. As soon as the mass tests are completed, the test lane at ACV can be expanded to a capacity of up to 15,000 tests per day.
“After the positive experience with the test roads in the Prater and on the Danube Island for returnees in summer and autumn, we are opening another free test option for Viennese together with the Austria Center Vienna,” said Health Councilor Peter Hacker (SPÖ).
The rapid test lanes will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from tomorrow, December 1st On the covered Bruno-Kreisky-Platz in front of the Austria Center Vienna, up to eleven test roads are available for pedestrians without acute symptoms. People with symptoms and people with reduced mobility should travel in their own car and carry out the test on the parking deck.
It starts on December 1st with three so-called walk-in test streets and four drive-in test streets. Depending on the rush, the capacity can be increased. At the Austria Center Vienna, up to 15,000 tests can be taken per day.
Testing from December 1st
If you want to be tested for free, you have to register online in advance at www.acv.at/schnelltest. You need to bring mouth and nose protection, photo ID (such as a passport, driver’s license or e-card with photo), your social security number and the QR code you received when you registered. This can be shown on the smartphone or printed out.
The medically trained staff will take a nose or throat swab after hand disinfection. With the swab in a test solution, the test person goes on to the next station. There the test person is instructed to put a few drops on a test cassette. The test result appears after a short waiting period.
The test cassette is then checked. If the result is negative, you will receive a written confirmation and an SMS will be sent afterwards. If the result is positive, the test person is immediately taken to a separate area and a PCR test is also carried out by medical specialists. So you play it safe. Contact tracing is started on site in order to inform possible contact persons.