The free antigen self-tests from pharmacies will expire at the end of October. PCR “living room tests” will soon follow the example of Vienna also in Salzburg. Meanwhile, the Salzburg pharmacies are waiting for the antigen tests to be replenished.
Free living room PCR tests follow the antigen self-tests from the pharmacy. The state of Salzburg is currently setting up new logistics for the tests, says media center manager Franz Wieser. 200 drop-off and collection points are planned, and you will get the test result within 20 hours. “Anyone who is in Salzburg can use that.” He also thinks of vaccinated people who want to check their infection status before attending a large event, for example. According to the country, it is also about the provision for security level 2, because antigen tests are no longer valid as access authorization. A new app is also planned. As soon as all locations are fixed, the public will be informed.
Antigen self-tests remain valid for the time being
Up to Corona security level 2 (300 intensive care patients), antigen self-tests are valid as 3-G evidence. However, the self-tests cannot be used for the Green Pass. From level three (400 intensive care patients) gold-plated only vaccinated, recovered, PCR-tested.
Pharmacies are waiting for October delivery
The free tests that can be picked up with the e-card for October are currently not yet available, as shown by a broadcast in several pharmacies. The pharmacists themselves wait for the new delivery from the Ministry of Health. The tests in many pharmacies have been over since mid-September. The President of the Salzburg Chamber of Pharmacists, Kornelia Seiwald, says: “19 million tests were to come. The ministry ordered late, originally they did not want to reorder at all, they only reordered after pressure from the Chamber of Pharmacists.” They are hoping for the tests to arrive every hour, she adds. “The situation is not satisfactory for anyone. It is exhausting to tell people this every day, they don’t understand why they don’t get their tests.” YOU could, however, be offered to do free antigen or PCR tests in the pharmacy.