Albufeira offers free Covid-19 antigen tests for locals

Albufeira offers free Covid-19 antigen tests for locals

Albufeira Council has announced that residents living within the borough will be able to carry out free Covid-19 antigen tests on the eve of this month’s holidays and on Fridays and Saturdays between 8pm and midnight at the municipal testing centre, located in the car park in front of the local court.

The free tests can be carried out on December 17, 18, 24 and 31. To do so, the test must be booked beforehand online at www.albufeirasafe.com

Says local mayor José Carlos Rolo, the goal is to allow citizens to enjoy their traditional holiday celebrations with their loved ones and also visit restaurants and other establishments “in the safest way possible” – through Covid testing.

He explained that “this is the best way – along with hand washing, social distancing and vaccination – to prevent” the spread of Covid-19 amongst the community.

All tests are carried out by health professionals from the Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC).

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com