The Schwarz Group with the retail chains Lidl and Kaufland want to set up rapid test centers throughout Germany. In the future, you should be able to test yourself for Corona free of charge in the parking lots of the shops.
Several large retail chains are planning to set up corona rapid test centers across Germany. The Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland) announced on Tuesday that it wanted to set up “several hundred test centers” in the customer car parks of Lidl and Kaufland in the coming weeks.
The aim is a nationwide offer of free tests within the framework of the Corona Test Ordinance. The Schwarz Group works together with the test provider Ecolog.
Previously, Germany’s largest drugstore chain dm had already put the first rapid test centers into operation in Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. The drugstore leader plans to set up 500 test centers nationwide by the end of April.
In total, at least 1,000 are planned. The drugstore chain wants to use its efficiency for the benefit of the community, said the chairman of the dm management Christoph Werner. Controlled rapid tests ensure more security and enable opening steps.