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2G+: up to 1,440 self-tests per facility



The events, catering and fitness sectors should receive self-tests to help them make the transition to the 2G+ regime. (Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne)

The events, catering and fitness sectors should receive self-tests to help them make the transition to the 2G+ regime. (Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne)

The Chamber of Commerce announced the distribution of two test kits per establishment in the hotel and catering, events and fitness sectors to help them make the transition to the 2G+ regime. This represents a total of 160 to 1,440 self-tests, depending on the size of the respective business.

Since 25 December, a simple vaccination is no longer enough to go to the cinema or a restaurant. The hotel and catering trade, events and cultural venues have been brought under the 2G+ regime. This means that in addition to being vaccinated or recovered from covid-19, customers must show the result of a valid negative test (either a PCR less than 48 hours old or a certified antigenic test less than 24 hours old) or perform a self-test on the spot. Only those who have received their booster shot are exempt. “The 2G+ can be replaced by the two-metre distance rule with seating and wearing a mask,” stated the Parliament.

From 29 December

To relieve the burden on establishments in the hotel and catering, events and fitness sectors, the government and the Chamber of Commerce have announced the distribution of free self-tests. Everyone will receive two kits, one to be collected from 29 December 2021, the second from 5 January 2022, at Luxexpo The Box. It will also be possible to collect both at the same time, but only from 5 January. The House of Entrepreneurship of the Chamber of Commerce specifies that the number of self-testing boxes depends on the number of employees. For example, a business with only one employee will only receive eight boxes (four per kit) of 20 self-tests each. A company with more than 16 employees will receive a maximum of 72 boxes (36 on 29 December, 36 on 5 January), i.e. a total of 1,440 self-tests.

The affected establishments should receive a postal letter “in the next few days”, states the House of Entrepreneurship in a press release. Inside, a QR code will allow them to make an appointment to collect their box at the selected time. Companies that have not received their mail by 30 December 2021 can contact the House of Entrepreneurship at [email protected] or by telephone on (+352) 42 39 39 - 700. The distribution is organised in collaboration with the Chamber of Crafts, the Horesca federation and the Luxembourg Confederation of Commerce (CLC).

On the cultural side, the director of Kinepolis Luxembourg, Christophe Eyssartier, told Delano's sister publication Paperjam that he was in contact with the culture ministry in order to provide the sector with tests. In the meantime, the responsibility of being tested lies with the customer who has not yet received his or her booster dose.