Dozens of new COVID-19 test centres opening up across the country

Seven of the 33 new testing areas set up by Falck will be in the Copenhagen area in a bid to reduce immense waiting times

The waiting time to be tested for COVID-19 in Copenhagen is considerable at the moment.

But healthcare company Falck is moving to hopefully alleviate some of the backlog.

Over the next couple of days, Falck will establish 33 new testing centres nationwide – including seven in the Copenhagen area.

The seven in the Copenhagen area are in Frederiksberg, Gladsaxe, Taastrup, Tårnby, Hillerød, Kokkedal and Køge.

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Quick, but not as accurate
The new Falck centres will offer a antigen test that shows results much faster (in just 15 minutes) compared to the PCR tests employed by the government testing centres. 

However, it is less reliable that the PCR tests – only 50 percent accurate, compared to 98 percent.

The centres have been planned so that there is a maximum of a one-hour drive to the nearest centre, wherever you may be located in Denmark.

The situation is not being helped by thousands of people failing to turn up to COVID-19 tests they’ve booked.

See the entire list of 33 below.