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Twenty antigen tests for partially vaccinated employees



Partially vaccinated employees will also have to get tested daily under the new 3G CovidCheck regime in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock

Partially vaccinated employees will also have to get tested daily under the new 3G CovidCheck regime in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock

Employees who have already started the vaccination process will be eligible to receive 20 free antigen tests in order to go to work under the mandatory 3G system. This offer runs from 14 January to 28 February, after which employees should have completed their vaccination schedule. 

More than 200 members of the grand duchy’s army will be deployed to manage the five testing centres where those waiting on a second dose will be able to use one of the 20 codes for a free covid-19 test, defence minister François Bausch (Déi Gréng) announced on 5 January. The testing campaign is an initiative by the Luxembourg Army, as “one of the missions of the army is to help and support the country and its citizens in times of crisis,” Bausch said.

The initiative comes after the parliament’s adoption of mandatory 3G rules at work. This legislation allows only the vaccinated, recovered or tested to enter the workplace. Unvaccinated staff, according to this rule, should test for covid-19 daily. 

The test vouchers will allow partially vaccinated staff to work between mid-January and the end of February without having to cover the cost of testing. Instead, they will be able to visit the sites on the Luxexpo-South car park, the parking lot next to the Raemerich roundabout, the ZANO industrial estate in Fridhaff and the Cultural Centre in Junglinster. 

Test centres will be open from 6am to 8pm (Mon-Thu) and 6am to 1pm (Fri). On the weekend, visitors can book an appointment between 6am and 10am and 4pm and 8pm. From 10 January, those eligible will be able to make appointments on the www.covidtesting.lu website.