Walking or cycling
For people who want to get tested for corona but who do not have or cannot borrow a car, it is sometimes quite difficult to reach a test street. Because of the health problems, you cannot come by public transport.
Walking or cycling is permitted at most test locations, but this must be agreed by telephone in advance. However, in various municipalities, walking or cycling is far too far or too difficult.
Especially in the big cities, most people can be at a test street within ten to twenty minutes. This is different in rural regions. Especially in Groningen and West Brabant many people live who have to travel long distances in order to be tested. There is only one test location in both regions.
Set up in a short time
But why are those test locations so often located on those clumsy locations? “There are few test streets in busy locations because we had to set them up in a very short time,” Kristof Frans of GGD Nederland told earlier.
The GGD does plan to expand the number of test locations. The period of time varies by location. A new test street has recently been opened in The Hague and elsewhere. People who are unable to drive to the test location in Nootdorp can now have themselves tested in the center of the city.