A second coronavirus testing tent was opened in the car park of the Song Festival Grounds
Tartu City Government Press Release
2 December / On Saturday, a second coronavirus testing tent was opened in Tartu, located next to the tent opened in the car park of the Song Festival Grounds in August.
According to Tartu Deputy Mayor Mihkel Lees, it is important that Tartu residents and people sent to Tartu for testing can be served as quickly and safely as possible. ‘The city has helped to establish the communications necessary for the operation of the testing tents and has hired an employee from the G4S security company to direct people and help maintain the test queue’, said Lees.
According to Tõnu Velt, the manager of Qvalitas, another tent was opened to speed up the testing process in Tartu. ‘We have staffed the second tent with additional samplers, which means that people in Tartu can get tested faster and also receive their results faster. In addition, the additional tent enables rapid response and immediate readiness for even greater testing, in the event that a sharp increase in the spread of the virus should arrive in the Tartu area’, said Velt. He added that the additional tent rented by Qvalitas also gives people who have come on foot the opportunity to stand in the shade, out of the rain and snow.
Only patients with a referral from a family physician are welcome in the testing tent, and a time can be booked after receiving a referral from a family physician on the website koroonatestimine.ee or one can wait for a call from the call centre, during which a time for the next day, at the latest, will be offered.
People arriving by foot at the testing tent will be separated from the line of cars for security reasons and will be invited into the tent or closer to the tent, next to the cars. The 2 + 2 distance rule must be kept in mind and it is strictly recommended that you wear a mask. As there may be times at the testing points where not everyone can fit under the shade of the tent while keeping a safe distance, weather-appropriate clothing should be worn.
Samples will be taken by SYNLAB to its laboratory in Tallinn, and people will receive answers within 24-48 hours in the digilugu.ee environment or the new TEST mobile app, which must be downloaded from the testi.me page.
Last changed 10.12.2020