The health ministry announced 51 rapid testing sites for Thursday, aimed at facilitating the testing also of people who will return to their workplaces on February 1.

According to the relaxations of measures announced on Wednesday, people returning to their workplace on February 1 need to get rapid tests by January 31.

In order for them to return to work, they need to present a negative rapid test certificate.

The ministry also announced that there will also be obligatory weekly rapid testing among staff physically present in their workplaces (those who continued to work during the lockdown and those returning in February).

As regards the weekly testing, businesses that employ up to three people must make sure all get tested. For businesses employing four to 10 people, at least four of them need to get tested weekly. For businesses with more than 10 employees, at least four or 20 per cent of them need to get tested, whichever is numerically greater.

As of next week, authorities will carry out checks in businesses to make sure employees are tested weekly.

To facilitate workers, the health ministry announced that 51 testing sites will be operating in all districts from January 28 to 31 with extended hours, with two workshops per site and with the possibility of conducting more than 20,000 tests per day.

Employees or companies wishing rapid antigen testing in private labs, the costs will be borne by themselves. The ministry recalled that the maximum charge for rapid antigen test in the private sector is €20.

District Testing Sites Time
Limassol Church of Ayios Ioannis Eleimon, Limassol 8 am-6.30pm
Mesa Yeitonia cultural centre 8 am-6.30pm
Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Kapsalos 8 am-6.30pm
Church of Panayia Evangelistria, Polemidia 8 am-6.30pm
Church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa, Ypsonas 8 am-6.30pm
Church of Ayia Varvara, Zakaki 8 am-6.30pm
Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Germasogeia 8 am-6.30pm
Church of Apostle Lukas, Agios Athanasios (refugee estate) 8 am-6.30pm
Kouris” Association, Erimi 8 am-6.30pm
Trimiklini Community Council 8 am-6.30pm
Church of Agios Stylianos, Linopetra 8 am-6.30pm
Polydynamo Centre, Pyrgos, Limassol 8 am-6.30pm
Larnaca Agios Georgios Kontos Cultural Centre, Larnaca 8 am-6.30pm
Church of the Apostle Barnabas, Krasias area, Larnaca 8 am-6.30pm
Hall of Agios Savvas spiritual centre, Livadhia 8 am-6.30pm
Municipal Amphitheater of Dromolaxia 8 am-6.30pm
Omonia Aradippou sports club, Aradippou 8 am-6.30pm
‘Palaio pantopoleio’ building, Xylotympou 8am-1pm
Community Council of Ormidia 1.30am-6.30pm
Kofinou Cultural Centre 8am-1pm
Kornos Community Clinic 1.30am-6.30pm
Athienou closed sports hall 8 π.μ.-1 μ.μ.
Old Oroklini Community Council (1 Armonias Street) 1.30am-6.30pm
Nicosia State Fair, Engomi (in front of the East Entrance) 8am-6.30pm
Apostolos Andreas Church, Aglantzia (Kyrenias Avenue) 8am-6.30pm
Church of Panagia Evangelistria, Palouriotissa 8am-6.30pm
Church of Agios Georgios, Latsia 8am-6.30pm
Church of Agia Paraskevi, Lakatamia 8am-6.30pm
Tis tou Theou Sofia Church, Strovolos 8am-6.30pm
Church of Panagia tou Trachonas, Strovolos 8am-6.30pm
Church of Apostle Barnabas, Strovolos 8am-6.30pm
Church of Agios Dimitrios, Acropolis 8am-6.30pm
Church of the Metamorfosis tou Sotiros, Anthoupolis 8am-6.30pm
Church of Agios Georgios, Deftera 8am-6.30pm
Church of Apostle Barnabas, Kokkinotrimithia 8am-6.30pm
Dali Health Centre 8am-6.30pm
Astromeritis Community Council 8am-6.30pm
Kakopetria Community Council 8am-6.30pm
Paphos Church of Apostles Paul and Barnabas, Paphos 8am-6.30pm
Former House of the district officer Paphos (Griva Digeni Street) 8am-6.30pm
Church of Apostle Andreas, Polis Chrysochous 8am-1pm
Multipurpose Hall of the Community Council of Emba 1.30am-6.30pm
Timi Community Clinic 8am-1pm
Church of Agia Paraskevi, Geroskipou 1.30am-6.30pm
Famagusta Spiritual Center of the Metropolitan Church of Paralimni 8am-4.30pm.μ.
Onisilos sports association, Sotira 8am-1pm
Ayia Napa Church, Ayia Napa 1.30am-6.30pm
Avgorou senior citizens’ club 8am-1pm
Ethnikofrona somateia, Liopetri 1.30am-6.30pm
Frenaros Community Council 8am-1pm
Deryneia Adult Centre 1.30am-6.30pm