COVID-19 nose swab
What the test involvesThe test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.Who can get a free testYou can only get a free nose swab test (PCR Covid-19) if at least one of the following applies:
If any of the options above applies to you, please contact your GP/Hygiene Department (if you do not have a GP in the Czech Republic) as soon as possible.They will do an e-COVID-19 testing referral for you (using your CISLO POJISTENCE as a proof of your identity) which is then being stored in an on-line referral database and is ready to be accessed by any of the official testing centres. Unfortunately the system will not further notify you about this existing referral by SMS/email.There are walk-in as well as drive-through places, check the list on https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/seznam-odberovych-center/We strongly recommend making an appointment via the website of the testing centre. The result of the test is then sent on to your mobile phone/email.
If you are going into hospital as a inpatient (you are due to have surgery or a procedure) – then the hospital will usually arrange this for you, you might want to contact them prior to your admission
Who cannot get a free test
You can pay for a private test, see the lists of places below
useful contacts:Hygiene Department in Prague (contacts, help-line):http://www.hygpraha.cz/obsah/kontakty_33_1.html testing centres in the Czech Republic:https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/seznam-odberovych-center/