Health it's the rush for screening operations in the Basque...

it’s the rush for screening operations in the Basque Country

Take his troubles patiently. This is the watchword for all people coming to benefit from the Covid-19 screening campaign, launched by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Health Agency (ARS). In Biarritz, the meeting was given on the forecourt of the beach, in front of the municipal casino, from Monday August 10 to today (read below). With undeniable success.

After three days when the tests were carried out by the Basque Coast Hospital Center, the Biopole laboratory took over to ensure the weekend. Its director and quality manager, Anne-Sophie Defebvin, profiles the audience tested. “We have all the scenarios: health professionals who are about to return to work, symptomatic individuals, contact cases, families returning from vacation … We also have some people who come just because they are worried. “

“I hesitated even less when I saw that the three of us have had a runny nose and sore throats for a few days”

Yesterday, Raphaëlle, a young mother, came at the opening with her sons, Hugo and Léo. They waited an hour and forty-five. “I called a lab in Biarritz when I saw the line, but the first time slot I was offered was for Monday,” says the mother. So she stayed. “The longest is administrative registration. The test is very quick. This screening was obvious for Raphaëlle: Hugo and Léo must return to their grandparents, who will keep them until the end of the holidays. “I hesitated even less when I saw that the three of us have had a runny nose and a sore throat for a few days,” explains this Parisian, who has just come out of a week’s vacation in Biarritz.

Spaniards and Germans

To save time, Biopole laboratory employees regularly line up to distribute forms to those present. In addition to traditional information, they must answer questions relating to their state of health, potential symptoms, but also their recent contacts.

Annie Bonneville, her husband and her two grandsons learned yesterday morning that one of the boys had dated a friend who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. The Bonnevilles come from the Tarn but spend a few days in their second home in Tarnos. “We couldn’t find anything to get tested in Tarnos. In Bayonne, the labs have no place, ”explains Annie. The only fallback solution: screening organized by the ARS, for which there is no need to make an appointment.

“Faced with the increase in the circulation of the virus”, the ARS has adapted its strategy “to offer free and facilitated screening in places of tourist arrivals and stays”

Annie didn’t expect “to see so many strangers”. On the forecourt of the municipal casino of Biarritz, we speak French as well as Spanish or German. From 11 a.m., the queue is closed to new arrivals. The screening session should end around 12:30 p.m.

If screenings are increasing in the municipalities of the Basque Country, it is because “faced with the increase in the circulation of the virus”, the ARS has adapted its strategy “to offer free and facilitated screening in places of tourist arrivals and stays. The test operation will move to Saint-Jean-de-Luz next week, then to Anglet the next. All the niches are detailed on the ARS website.

Free screening operations in the Basque Country

Other tests are offered this week in the Basque Country.

Friday August 14

Biarritz: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the forecourt of the beach – Esplanade Casino municipal de Biarritz

Monday August 17th

Saint Jean de Luz: From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jacques-Thibaud promenade, near the nautical branch and the Grand Hotel

Tuesday August 18

Saint Jean de Luz: From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jacques-Thibaud promenade, near the nautical branch and the Grand Hotel

Wednesday August 19

Saint Jean de Luz: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Jacques-Thibaud promenade, near the nautical branch and the Grand Hotel

Thursday August 20

Saint Jean de Luz: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Jacques-Thibaud promenade, near the nautical branch and the Grand Hotel

Friday August 21

Saint Jean de Luz: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Jacques-Thibaud promenade, near the nautical branch and the Grand Hotel

The notion of “risky contact cases”

The notion of “risky contact cases” has been precisely defined by Santé Publique France. “Anyone having shared the same place of life as the confirmed or probable case; Having had direct contact with a case, face to face, less than one meter away, whatever the duration (eg conversation, meal, flirtation, hugs, hugs). On the other hand, people crossed in the public space in a fleeting way are not considered to be contacts at risk; Having provided or received acts of hygiene or care; Having shared a space confined (office or meeting room, personal vehicle, etc.) for at least 15 minutes with a case or having remained face to face with a case during several episodes of coughing or sneezing; Being a student or teacher in the same school class ( nursery, primary, secondary, tutorial group at university). “

All “risky contact cases” are systematically placed in isolation for 14 days. If their employment cannot be carried out by teleworking, they benefit from a work stoppage, assimilated to a sick leave. This can be done either by the attending physician or by health insurance.

O. D.

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