From Thursday can children down to 12 years get a coronatest in the white testtelte established 16 sites in Denmark.
It informs the Health and Ældreministeriet in a press release.
Children between 12 and 17 years have so far had to be tested at the hospitals, and it has previously required a referral from the doctor.
But now it will be opened for children down to 12 years, who will be able to get a test without a referral from their doctor.
Children up to 15 years can even book a time on the website coronaprover.dk with NemID, while children between 12-14 years of age must have their parents for it.
Our strategy to control Covid-19-the epidemic rests on the tests, detection, and isolation.
- And this is essential for broad testing in the community, that we have an easy access to get tested, says health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke (S) in the press release.
- That children and young people over 12 years now also gets the opportunity to be tested in samfundssporet, therefore, is an important extension in our testindsats, like the parents ' ability for digital booking now makes it more simple for example getting tested the whole family, he says.
Children aged 11 years or less shall continue to be tested for the coronavirus in the hospital testing facilities. It requires a doctor's referral.
the Reasons for the smallest children, about the hospital, is that it can be an intense experience to be tested.
At the hospitals, there are staff who are specially trained to take care of children, writes Health and Ældreministeriet.
Since the end of may have all adults over 18 years been able to order a coronatest in the white tents without a referral from the doctor.
There are so far made barely 1.1 million coronatest in Denmark. Approximately one quarter is made in the white testtelte. It shows figures from the Statens Serum Institut.