Employers in Hamburg may issue certificates of coronavirus test

Certificates for rapid coronavirus tests subject to conditions
12 April 2021
Coronavirus test

Employers in Hamburg can issue rapid coronavirus test certificates to their employees subject to conditions, a press release said Wednesday (April 7, 2021). The certificates will be valid for 12 hours only and are on a par with the free weekly tests now available to residents. Anyone who wishes to go to a hairdresser, for instance, in Hamburg must present confirmation of a negative test on arrival.

Trained test officers needed

Certificates can only be issued by company test officers who are trained in conducting rapid coronavirus tests and are registered as such with the Ministry of Health. The rapid coronavirus tests must be carried out under the supervision of the test officers. Companies must document and keep a written or electronic record of the tests performed, including personal data.

Two rapid coronavirus tests per week

Employers should offer a free rapid coronavirus test twice a week to employees present at workplaces. Companies and persons tasked with carrying out the tests can more informationa about, training requirements and conditions on the city's website.