New coronavirus test centre for everyone at the Gasteig
Testing with pre-booked online appointments
The new test centre at the Gasteig will offer free tests to all Munich residents from 5 years of age upwards every day or – if a fee is paid – an additional antigen test or a PCR test. Simply book a time slot at www.covidzentrum.de beforehand and present your photo ID. The antigen test involves taking a nasal swab and the PCR test involves taking a throat or nasal swab. Regardless of the type of test, the process will last around 5 minutes. The results from the rapid antigen test will be ready after just 20 minutes and can be accessed online. The results from the PCR test will be emailed by the laboratory within 24 hours – in German and English. Exception: The results for PCR tests carried out on a Saturday will normally be sent the following Monday.
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»The Gasteig is starting to come back to life again. The new test centre offers a valuable service to concertgoers, course participants, students and staff, as well as local residents here in Haidhausen«, says Gasteig Managing Director Max Wagner. As the seven-day incidence rate has been stable at below 100, restrictions relating to cultural institutions have been relaxed in Munich from Wednesday, 12 May. This means that live culture is gradually able to open up again, with strict hygiene rules in place. The new test centre at the Gasteig is a helpful step on the way to providing the general public with live culture again and bringing creative artists back onto our stages again, all as quickly and safely as possible.
To start with, the four test stations at the Gasteig will be able to handle 80 people an hour and plans are underway to expand this capacity. The Gasteig test stations will be operated by KDP BioMed GmbH, a company who have several test centres across Germany. Other locations include the Deutsche Oper and the Berliner Philharmonie, both in Berlin, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and the Ernst Deutsch Theater in Hamburg.
Visit www.covidzentrum.de for more information and answers to FAQs.