‘Free’ Covid tests stay in place till end August

The government has extended its offer of ‘free Covid tests’ (as long as they cost less than €10) for anyone armed with the requisite SNS doctor’s prescription. Says a new decree: “Although the epidemiological situation has shown some stabilisation, given the importance of diagnostic tests for screening SARS-CoV-2 infection (…) for the purposes of referral of symptomatic persons and early detection of confirmed cases, it is important to ensure the continued validity of the exceptional and temporary scheme, by continuing to ensure access and implementation” of tests until August 31.