Large test centers close down: Here are the places that are still open

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
Photo: Line Bloch Klostergaard, Region Nordjylland
Photo: Line Bloch Klostergaard, Region Nordjylland

The number of infected in Aalborg Municipality is low right now and that means that fewer people are getting tested for corona.

As a result, the test capacity will be reduced in Aalborg.

The large test center in Gigantium, which has been open 24/7, will close on February 1 because Falck lost a bidding round in the public sector.

This also goes for Falck’s quick test option in Nørresundby.

Lost bidding round

Falck lost the new bidding round to Carelink and SOS International, which from February will be the only two companies to offer quick tests in Denmark for free.

“We are saddened by the news. We have been happy and proud to contribute to the testing. But we have seen the prices that have been presented, and we cannot compete with them,” Jørgen Mieritz, ambulance director of Falck, says.

That is why Falck is closing its testing options in 12 days when January comes to an end.

“Why should people go and pay for a test when they can get it for free the next three months,” Jørgen Mieritz says.

Previously, it’s also been an option to get tested in Aalborg Congress & Culture Center but this has been closed for the next three weeks. Aalborg Municipality announced this yesterday morning.

Aalborg Municipality recommends two test centers

Testing options in Aalborg week 4-7:

  • Håndværkervej:

Monday-Sunday, 09:00-17:00

  • Trekanten:

Monday-Sunday, 09:00-17:00

You can book an appointment at the public test centers here.

Additionally, SOS International still offers free testing at Aalborg Airport. These are the so-called quick tests where you get an answer within 30 minutes. You can book an appointment for that here.

Test center in Freja Hallen for companies

In Freja Hallen, Efas offers private tests for companies that wish to have their employees tested.

There are really good indoor facilities in the 1.400 sqm building as well as good parking.

The tests offered are quick tests so you get an answer after just 15 minutes and it thus functions as an alternative to the free tests that have a longer wait.

You can read more here.

When SOS International and Carelink take over testing from next week, new test centers might turn up in Aalborg and Nørresundby. This unclear right now though.