Politics increases the pressure on the unvaccinated.
Corona rapid tests usually have to be paid for by yourself from October 11th.
What that means for Munich ...
Munich - Something is happening in terms of corona tests - and not just on the Theresienwiese * ... If you looked carefully, you noticed that one of the two large tents of the city's rapid test center has been dismantled in the last few days.
The background is a reorganization.
"The test capacities will remain unaffected", the city informed our newspaper at the request of our newspaper - rapid tests were integrated into the existing PCR center.
The maximum possible here are 2000 PCR tests and 1000 rapid tests per day.
Munich: Corona rapid tests only remain free for certain groups of people
How much will you still need soon?
It is quite possible that the number of those willing to test will soon be significantly reduced.
Because: From October 11, rapid tests will no longer be free for everyone, according to the will of the health ministers.
Since free vaccinations are now possible for almost everyone, taxpayers no longer have to pay the test costs on a permanent basis, according to the rationale.
The tests remain free for people who cannot be vaccinated, for example children under twelve.
Youngsters from twelve to 17 as well as pregnant women can take at least one free test per week until December 31st.
For them there has only recently been a general vaccination recommendation.
Even people who need a test to end a quarantine do not have to pay anything.
Corona rapid test: Estimated cost between 12 and 20 euros
And how expensive will it be for those who have to pay?
A spokeswoman for the Bavarian Ministry of Health says: "The Federal Ministry of Health leaves the pricing for rapid antigen tests and PCR tests to market-based mechanisms." The federal government is currently reimbursing EUR 11.50 for rapid tests and EUR 51.56 for PCR tests.
"That means: prices of this magnitude can at least be expected," said the spokeswoman.
Stefan Ulmann from the SBJ test center in Munich * assumes 15 euros per rapid test.
Baytest at the university wants to close because of the new situation from October.
"With an estimated 20 euros gross per test, this will no longer be profitable," said a spokesman.
He also assumes that demand will drop significantly.
Corona rapid test centers will remain open
Club operator Alexander Spierer adjusts to the new situation.
He operates three rapid test stations: in the Pacha, in the Freiheizhalle - and in the Hofbräukeller, where PCR tests have recently been carried out.
Many rapid test centers should remain open despite falling demand, including the Johanniter test stations in Giesing, Sendling, Solln and the Olympiapark - "as long as the tests remain affordable for us as an aid organization," says spokesman Gerhard Bieber.
On the Theresienwiese, the operation of the test offers (PCR and rapid tests) is guaranteed until December 31st.
The capacities should also be “adapted to the demand situation” from October 11th.
A spokesman referred to the Ministry of Health for details on costs (see above).
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