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Coronavirus: Units for school rapid tests (Updated with locations, times)

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Starting from Thursday, the health ministry will deploy 27 mobile testing units to carry out rapid antigen coronavirus tests in schools for pupils, teachers and school staff.

This follows the ministry’s decision to introduce a mandatory weekly check for teachers, staff at schools and pupils aged 12 and older.

Teachers and pupils can also use the various testing points which operate daily in all districts, the ministry announced.

The mobile units will conduct rapid tests on staff and pupils of public and private lyceums and technical schools on March 4 and 5 while testing will be repeated in the period from March 10 to 12. In the following week, from March 15 until 19, the gymnasiums will be included.

Parents and legal guardians of students aged 12 and older will be asked to give their written consent for their offspring to be tested. Parents will be sent an SMS informing them of the procedure.

The regular screening of school staff and pupils reduces the possibility of the spread of the virus, making schools safer for both staff and pupils, the health ministry’s announcement concluded.

However, a number of parents are outraged over the decision and have already said they will not give their consent. They have said they will pursue legal action or report the issue to the police if the schools insist on the weekly rapid tests.

A new Facebook group created on Monday, called Enomenoi Goneis (United Parents), which represents parents opposed to the specific decision, as well as other measures pertaining to schools, grew to nearly 800 members overnight.

The programme for the mobile units is as follows:

Nicosia district

Pancyprian Gymnasium, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Pallouriotissa Lyceum, Tuesday 7.30 – 10.30

B Technical School, Nicosia Tuesday, 11.30-13.00

Ap. Markou Lyceum, Thursday, 7.30 -13.30

Eth. Kyprianou Lyceum, (Strovolos), Tuesday, 8.00 -13.30

Kykkos A Luceum Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Kykkos B Lyceum,Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Arch Makarios Lyceum (Dasoupolis) Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Acropolis Lyceum, Tuesday, 8.00 – 13.30

Dali Lyceum, Tuesday, 7.30 – 13.30

Latsia Lyceum, Tuesday, 7.30 – 13.30

Soleas Lyceum, Friday, 7.30 – 10.00

Ap Varnavas Lyceum, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay. Yeorgios Lyceum (Lakatamia), Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Paliometocho Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

A Technical School, Nicosia, Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Makarios Technical School, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Ecole Franco-Chypriote, Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Olympion School, Friday, 7.30 – 11.00

Pascal Nicosia (Greek and English), Thursday, 10.00 – 13.30

Falcon School, Thursday, 7.30 – 9.00

Forum, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

American Academy Nicosia, Thursday, 7.30 – 9.30

American International School, Thursday, 10.30 – 11.30

Terra Santa, Thursday, 12.00 -13.30

GC School of Careers, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

The Junior and Senior Schools, self-testing

The English School, Friday, 7.30 – 14.30

The Grammar School Nicosia, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Limassol

Lanition Lyceum A, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Ap Petrou and Pavlou Lyceum, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay Ioannis Lyceum, Thursday, 7.30 – 10.30

Ay Antonis Lyceum, Thursday, 11 – 13.30

Ay Nicolaos Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Linopetra Lyceum, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Polemidia Lyceum, Wednesday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay. Spyridonas Lyceum, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay. Phylaxeos Lyceum, Wednesday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay Louka Lyceum, Kolossi, Wednesday, 7.30 – 13.30

Agros Gymnasium (6 forms), Wednesday, 7.30 – 9.00

A Technical School, Limassol, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

B Technical School, Limassol, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

C Technical School, Limassol, Wednesday, 8.00 – 13.30

Omodos Gymnasium (6 forms) Friday, 9.00 – 10.30

Mitsis Lemythou School (6 forms), Friday, 11.00 – 13.30

Pascal Limassol (Greek and English), Thursday, 8.30 – 13.30

The American Academy Limassol, Friday, 7.30 – 9.30

American Academy Limassol, Greek school, Friday, 9.30 – 10.30

Foley’s Grammar School, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Silverline Private School, Thursday, 7.30 – 9.30

IMS Private School, Thursday, 9.30 – 10.30

The Logos School of English, Thursday, 11.30 – 13.00

LITC Russian English Private School, Friday, 11.00 – 12.30

Lebanese Green Hill School, Friday, 8.00 – 9.00

Morfosis Private School, Friday, 9.30 – 10.30

St Mary’s School, Friday, 8.00 – 12.00

The Grammar School Limassol, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

The Heritage Private School, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

 

Larnaca

Pancyprian Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Ay Yeorgios Lyceum, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Arch Makarios Lyceum, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Verginas Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Livadia Lyceum, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Aradippou Lyceum, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Lefkara Gymnasium (6 forms), Thursday, 8.00 – 9.30

Ayios Lazaros Technical School, Friday, 8.00 – 12.30

Larnaca Technical School, Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Med High, Friday, 7.30 – 10.00

Pascal English School (Larnaca), Friday, 10.30 – 13.30

The American Academy Larnaca, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Paphos

Ethnarchi Makariou Lyceum, Thursday, 7.30 – 13.30

Polis Lyceum and Technical School, Friday, 8.30 – 11.30

Ay Neophytos Lyceum, Friday, 8.30 – 13.30

Emba Lyceum, Thursday, 10.00 – 13.30

Emba Technical School, Thursday, 8.00 – 9.00

Kykkos Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 12.30

Yeroskipou Lyceum, Friday, 8.30 – 13.30

Paphos Technical School, Friday, 7.30 – 13.30

Polemidhia Gymnasium (6 forms), Tuesday, 7.30 – 9.30

Kato Pyrgos Gymnasium (6 forms), Thursday, 8.00 -10.00

Private British School Aspire, Thursday, 8.30 –10.00

International School of Paphos, Thursday, 10.30 – 13.30

 

Famagusta

Paralimni Lyceum, Thursday, 7.30 -13.30

Kokkinochoria Lyceum, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Avgorou Technical School, Thursday, 8.00 – 13.30

Paralimni Technical School, Friday, 8.00 – 13.30

Xenio High School, Thursday, 8.00 – 10.00

 

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