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Rapid antigen testing units – Tuesday, 7 September 2021; who is eligible

Based on the decisions of the Council of Ministers, dated 2 and 7 July 2021, and aiming at the suppression of the dispersion of the virus SARS-CoV-2, as of the 9th July, in places where SafePass is required, individuals aged 12 and above must hold one of the following:

  1. Certificate of vaccination with at least one dose of the vaccine. A period of three weeks must have elapsed from the day of the administration.
  2. Proof that they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months.
  3. Certificate of a PCR negative test or a negative rapid antigen test result, valid for 72 hours.

According to the Ministerial Decision, dated 2 July, as of 1st of August, only the following groups of citizens may be served through the mobile rapid antigen testing units:

  • Minors up to 17 years old. It is understood that children aged 12-17 who do not have the consent of their parents/legal guardians for vaccination may carry out a rapid test free of charge through the programme of the Ministry of Health.
  • Persons aged 18 years or over who cannot be vaccinatedprovided they possess a medical certificate, and after their request has been examined by the Cyprus Medical Association and the Ministry of Health and has been approved. The approval must be presented to the testing unit.
  • Pregnant women who are unable for medical reasons to be vaccinated, provided they possess a medical certificate from their Gynaecologists. It is clarified that from 1 to 7 August, pregnant women will be able to present to the testing units a medical certificate from their Gynecologist confirming that vaccination is not recommended. From 8 August onwards, the procedure should be followed for obtaining the relevant approval from the Cyprus Medical Association and the Ministry of Health.
  • Persons who have been vaccinated with the 1stdose of the vaccine, for the three-week period that they are obliged to be tested as a precondition for the issue of a SafePass. For verification purposes the Vaccination Card must be presented.
  • Persons who have completed their vaccination schemebut wish to take tests for health monitoring purposes or for other reasons. It is understood that the Vaccination Card must be presented.
  • Persons holding a COVID-19 recovery certificate within the last 180 daysbut wish to take tests for health monitoring purposes or for other reasons. It is understood that the recovery certificate must be presented.

In addition to the above verification certificates, it is reminded that all citizens must carry proof of identity (e.g. Identity Card, Driver’s Licence, Passport, etc.), for identification purposes.

On Monday, 2 August 2021, the testing units under the control programme of the Ministry of Health, will be operating, only for the abovementioned groups of citizens, in the following areas:

District Location of testing units Operating hours
 

Lemesos

(10 units)

“Grigori Afxentiou” Square, Limassol 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
“Vasilis Michalides” Library TEPAK 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Church Panagia Evangelistria, Polemidia 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
My Mall Limassol 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Hotel Atlantica Oasis, Germasogeia (hotel lobby) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Conference Center of Municipal Council of Kolossi 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Municipal Council of Trimiklini 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Cultural Center of Pano Platres 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Atletic Center “Glafkos Clerides,” Agros 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
  Municipal Council of Pelendri 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Larnaka

(6 units)

Municipal Amphitheater, Larnaka 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Parking Place Agios Georgios Kontos, Larnaka 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Area near Municipal Medical Center of Aradippou 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Old Supermarket of Xylotymbou 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
  Municipal Council of Ormidia (underground) 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Municipal Building of Athienou (covered area) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Lefkosia

(15 units)

Lefkotheo Indoor Gym, Egkomi 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
European University of Cyprus 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Health Center of Aglandjia (east entrance) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Holy Church of Panagia Evangelistria, Palouriotissa 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Mall of Cyprus (underground parking area) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Holy Church of Agios Georgios, Latsia 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Holy Church tis tou Theou Sofias 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Municipal Gallery, Lakatamia 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Municipal Medical Center of Psimolofou 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Nicosia Mall 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Municipal Medical Center Dali 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Municipal Council of Astromeritis 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
  Municipal Council of Peristerona 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros, Pera Chorio Nisou 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  Elementary School of Pyrgos Tyllirias 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Pafos

(5 units)

Kings Avenue Mall, Pafos (main entrance) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Municipality Square (next to “Evseveia” club) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Cultural Center of Polis Chrysochous 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
“Vrisi ton Pegiotisson” Square, Pegeia 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Chloraka Church 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Ammochostos

(5 units)

Municipal Building of Paralimni (covered parking place) 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Holy Church of Agia Varvara, Paralimni 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Agia Napa Church, Agia Napa 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
“Onisillos” club, Sotira 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
  Elderly people’s Club, Derynia 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

 

 

 

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