You must be referred on by your GP to get a test, and have had symptoms for more than 24 hours
A special ‘test street’ will open for the first time in the Northern Netherlands in Assen, on Monday. The GGD Drenthe has opened the street to offer a quick test for the Coronavirus. The street is especially for people that work in the care sector, reports the Asser Courant.
The ‘test street’ is intended for healthcare workers outside hospitals and vulnerable groups, and joins a national push for more testing from Monday. People wishing to be tested must have had at least 24 hours of symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus, and be referred on by their family doctor.
The GGD expects to have enough capacity for the time being. “There is a limit,” said a spokesperson, “that is why it is very important that people first check whether they are eligible.”
Extra testing has already been carried out at the Bethesda hospital in Hoogeveen. HuisartsLab and Huisartsenzorg Drenthe opened a drive-through test centre in the car park, also intended for healthcare workers.
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