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01-03-2021 16:32

Rapid antigen testing for employees and the general population – Testing units 2 March 2021

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees are in progress.

For the smooth and safe operation of businesses that have been activated according to the Decrees, employers in businesses, as well as the Heads of Departments/Services in the public and wider public sector, are obliged to coordinate the rapid testing of the employees, so that the mandatory weekly testing of the personnel, through the rapid antigen test, is ensured as follows:

  • Businesses/services employing up to 3 people, all employees should be tested.
  • Businesses/services employing between 4 to 10 people, at least 4 employees should be tested.
  • Businesses/services employing more than 11 people, at least 4 people or 20% of employees should be tested, whichever is higher in number.

Additionally, the self-employed and the domestic employees and/or people caring for elders or disabled persons or people providing assistance to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves are obligated to participate in the program.  

It is recalled that all teachers and school staff are required to undergo a weekly check with a rapid antigen test. The certificate of negative result is a prerequisite for their return to their place of work as of 1st March and should be presented during checks. At the same time, it is strictly recommended that students undergo a rapid test, with the consent of their parents/guardians.

Thus, employees may proceed to the testing units operating in all Districts, according to the plan designed by the employer/head. On Tuesday, 2 March, the testing units will be operating as follows:

District

Location of testing units

Operating hours

Lemesos

(17 units)

Agios Ioannis Eleimon Church, Lemesos

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

“Grigori Afxentiou” Square, Lemesos (Outside the District Administration)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

‘Andreas Themistocleous’ TEPAK building, Agia Zoni (old land registry, Athinon street)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Apostles Peter and Paul Church, Kapsalos

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Panagia Chrysaifiliotissa Church, Agia Fila (Mavrokordatou Street, near CYTA)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Panagia Evangelistria Church, Polemidia

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Limassol Shopping Centre underground parking area, Polemidia (former Orphanides)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Irinis Square, Agios Athanasios (in front of the Town Hall)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Productivity Centre, Linopetra (next to the parking area, 1 Elpidas Street)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agia Varvara Church, Zakaki

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Germasogeia Municipal (parking area, Patron Street, former Skaros)

8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Hotel Atlantica Oasis, Germasogeia (hotel lobby)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Tsireion Stadium (West side – Main entrance, VIP area)

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Erimi Healthcare Centre (Opposite former Cyprus Cooperative Bank)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Exhibition hall "Aphrodite Amathusia", Agios Tyhonas (Amathounta Avenue)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Multifunctional Centre, Pyrgos, Lemesos 

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Foini Community Council

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Larnaka

(9 units)

“Agios Georgios Kontos” Cultural Centre, Larnaka

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Larnaka Municipal Theatre (courtyard area)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Apostolos Varnavas Church, Larnaka (Krasia area)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

“Agios Savvas” Spiritual Centre, Livadia

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

"Ermis Aradippou" Union, Aradippou 

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Timiou Prodromou Church Dromolaxia (new church )

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Palaio Pantopoleio building, Xylotympou

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Athienou Municipal building (covered parking area)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Aradippou Industrial Area (former Free Zone, FCG cafeteria area)

8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Lefkosia

(21 units)

State Fair, Engomi (in front of the East Entrance) 

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Spyridonas Church, Lefkosia (behind the Police Station of Lykavitos)

8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Agios Pavlos Church, Agios Dometios

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Apostolos Andreas Church, Aglantzia (Kyrenia Avenue)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Panagia Evangelistria Church, Palouriotissa

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Polydoros Church, Kaimakli

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Georgios Church, Latsia

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agia Paraskevi Church, Lakatamia

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Tis tou Theou Sofias Church, Strovolos

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Strovolos Municipality  

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Spyridonas Church, Strovolos (2 Strovolos Housing)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Dimitrios Church, Acropolis 

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Geri Municipality  

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agios Georgios Church, Deftera

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

«Home of the Volunteer», Kokkinotrimithia

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Dali Health Centre

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Square in front of Klirou Community Council 

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Peristerona Coummunity Council

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Agia Varvara Community Council

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Ergates Industrial Area (Elysee covered parking area, 5 Pentadaktylos Street)

8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Kokkinotrimithia Industrial Area («Home of the Volunteer» parking area)

8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Pafos 

(6 units)

Citizen Service Centre, Pafos

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Former House of the District Officer, Pafos (Griva Digeni Street)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

ERA KORIVOS outside parking area (2, Demokratias Avenue, next to Pafiako Stadium)

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Chlorakas Church, Events Hall

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Emba Community Council

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Polemi Community Clinic

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Ammochostos

(3 units)

Spiritual Centre of the Metropolitan Church of Paralimni

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

“Onisilos” Union, Sotira

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Deryneia Adults’ Centre

8.30 pm – 5.30 p.m.

It is clarified that citizens must carry proof of identity (e.g. Identity Card, Driver’s Licence, Passport, etc.), for identification purposes.

(MG/EK)