The demand for corona tests is increasing so fast that the GGD IJsselland will immediately stop testing without an appointment. The GGD wants to save time, so that more tests can be taken in one day.
If you come without an appointment, you must first answer a series of questions and checks must take place. This takes time and, according to the GGD, it is better to use that time for testing itself. The GGD also wants to prevent long lines from forming at the test street, where a test could be taken without an appointment. Getting tested without an appointment has never been introduced at GGD Twente.
‘Call back later’
If you call for an appointment or want to make an appointment online, you will notice that it is busy. The phone lines are sometimes congested. Callers also regularly hear a tape with the message to call back later.
Uncomfortable situations also arise when making an appointment online. With every application made online, you can choose from three appointments at different locations. If that is not convenient, the GGD advises to wait an hour and then try again.
The number of infections has risen by about thirty percent. This is especially noticeable in schools. Children are usually not vaccinated and can easily become infected, but they do not always get sick. It often remains with mild complaints. Yet 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 allowing lessons at school to continue as much as possible. For example, 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 source of infection is not at school but, for example, at home or somewhere else, classes can continue. If a teacher is ill or infected or if it turns out that a child is the source, only then will an entire class stay at home.