Rapid testing sites expect busyness: Here are the best times to get tested

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
Photo: Falck
Photo: Falck

Hairdressers, masseurs, tattoo artists, and other liberal professions are reopening today after several months of lockdown.

In order to visit the hairdresser or another parlor, you need to be able to show a negative corona-test that is no older than 72 hours.

Since most people have been off on Easter break instead of lining up in front of the testing sites, the private providers of the rapid tests expect extreme busyness this week.

Called in extra personnel

Private providers like Falck, Carelink, and Copenhagen Medical called in extra personnel yesterday to safeguard against long lines.

But they advise people in the Aalborg area to try and stop by at some of the least busy hours of the day.

“We expect mornings to be very busy, and we would like to encourage people to spread out through the day. Morning and evening are the busiest periods of the day,” Trine Baadsgaard, press officer at Copenhagen Medical, says to TV2.

According to the government’s plan for the gradual reopening of Denmark, the outdoor assembly ban has now been raised from 5 to 10 people.

Students from fifth grade and students at high schools can attend school physically every other week, starting from today.

The guidelines that permitted the reopening of the liberal professions were announced this weekend.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Businesses can welcome a maximum of 1 customer/guest/attendee per 4 sqm. of publicly accessible floor area. If the customer/guest/attendee is mainly sitting or lying down, the requirement is only 2. sqm.
  • Customers/guests/attendees and others have to be able to show staff a corona-passport that either confirms that they have a negative covid-19 test that is no older than 72 hours, a positive covid-19 test that is at least 14 days old and no more than 12 weeks old, or a finished vaccination program.
  • It is recommended that staff members of the liberal professions are tested at least once a week.
  • The requirement pertaining to the corona-passport is not required in the case of unmanned tanning salons.