The demand for corona tests is increasing so fast that the GGD IJsselland immediately stops testing without an appointment. The GGD wants to save time so that more tests can be taken in one day.
Those who come without an appointment must first answer a series of questions and checks must take place. That costs time and that time can, according to the GGD, be better used for testing itself. The GGD also wants to prevent long queues from forming at the test street, where a test could be taken without an appointment.
“Call back later”
Anyone who calls for an appointment or wants to make an appointment online will notice that it is busy. The telephone lines are sometimes congested. Callers also regularly hear a tap with the message to call back later.
Uncomfortable situations also arise when booking online. For each application made online, you get the choice of three appointments at different locations. If this does not work, the advice of the GGD is to wait for an hour and then try again.
The number of infections has increased by about thirty percent. This is noticeable, especially in schools. Children are usually not vaccinated and can easily become infected, but they do not always get sick for a long time. It often stays with mild complaints. However, it happens in many schools that children can go to school when children in a class are infected with corona.
According to GGD IJsselland, the policy is aimed at continuing the lessons at school as much as possible. It may be that sometimes eight children have corona and stay at home, but the rest of the class can just go to school. If source and contact research shows that the hearth is not at school but, for example, at home or somewhere else, then the lessons can continue. If a teacher is sick or infected or if a child is found to be the source, only then will a full class stay home.