At 8:00 a.m., the municipalities and statutory cities in Lower Austria begin with the coronavirus mass tests. The stations are open until 6 p.m., the same time window applies to Sunday. 480,000 people had registered in advance for the free and voluntary rapid antigen test (as of Saturday, 6 a.m.). About 1.53 million people have been corrected for the investigation. The tests are carried out by the municipalities, supported by the armed forces and the fire brigade.
Stations open from 8 a.m.
Preparations in the communities were in full swing until Friday evening – more in communities equipped for mass tests (noe.ORF.at; December 11, 2020). A total of 1.2 million test kits were distributed to test roads in the country.
The tests are carried out on 1,276 test lanes by healthcare professionals. 20,000 volunteer and full-time employees, who receive tax-free compensation, ensure that the logistical and organizational challenge is met. The test result will be announced online or via SMS. If the test result is positive, a PCR test must be carried out at one of the existing drive-in stations.
Overview of questions and answers:
How is it tested?
According to the Lower Austria emergency call, a rapid antigen test is carried out. This is a nasopharynx smear that can detect the presence of the virus and gives a result within about 30 minutes.
Who can take part in the tests?
All Lower Austrians aged six and over who have a main or secondary residence in the state can take part in the mass tests.
Further questions and answers to the mass tests in Lower Austria under FAQs
Don’t participate may those people who currently suffer from symptoms of illness or coronavirus symptoms. You should contact the health hotline 1450. People who are in quarantine at home or on sick leave at home and people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past three months are also prohibited from participating.
Is it necessary to register?
In order to be able to take part in the quick test, a registration is not absolutely necessary. In order to avoid traffic jams and the resulting crowds, it is recommended to register at www.testung.at. Parents can also register their children for the test, and trusted persons can also help older people register.
What to bring to the test
You must bring your e-card and valid ID. The online form can be completed online at home, but it can also be completed on site. It is important to provide an e-mail address and a mobile phone number for communicating the test result.
Where can I find information on the status of registrations?
You can find out about the current status of registration on the Notruf Niederösterreich dashboard.