GGDs will stop testing for corona after Friday

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The GGDs will stop testing for corona after Friday. Since June 2020, all people with complaints have been able to go to the GGD for a corona test.

The GGDs will stop testing for corona after Friday. Since June 2020, all people with complaints have been able to go to the GGD for a corona test. (ROBIN UTRECHT)

Health Minister Ernst Kuipers decided last week that large-scale testing for corona is no longer necessary, because it no longer has any added value. Anyone who wants a PCR test after Friday, for example for a trip abroad, must go to a commercial testing company. However, sewage checks will continue and the number of hospital admissions will be monitored. This makes it possible to detect more pathogenic or more contagious variants of the virus.

Stay open

The GGD will keep the vaccination locations open, although the minister has decided that there will be no new injection round against corona in the spring of 2023. However, people with a high medical risk who have a referral from a medical specialist can still receive an extra repeat injection. People aged 12 and older who have not yet had a corona vaccination at all, or, for example, have not yet had their repeat shot, can also still go to the GGD.

The GGDs say goodbye to testing in Tiel, where a symbolic ‘final test’ will be taken on Friday. At the end of the day, all test locations close.

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