This is the first screening campaign in Dordogne aimed at both tourists and locals. There was a crowd on Tuesday in front of the tents where the samples were taken. The only way for now to remove doubts

Big success for the ephemeral health village set up under marquees from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Place de la Grande Rigaudie in Sarlat-la-Canéda. The operation is renewed tomorrow Wednesday July 29. Today, tourists and local residents have rushed to take stock of the pandemic, reassure themselves, reassure their loved ones.

The population responds to the operation

The population responds to the operation

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If we see that part of the population seems to care too little about the pandemic, it is obvious that another part is actively concerned, to the great satisfaction of Frédéric Périssat, Prefect of the Dordogne who is delighted to have a snapshot of the situation on site.

An identity card and a vital card are sufficient

An identity card and a vital card are sufficient

An identity card and a vital card are sufficient

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Free, open to all

This first free screening carried out this Tuesday, July 28 in Dordogne is part of a campaign organized since the deconfinement throughout the Region by the ARS of New Aquitaine.

The nasal swab to know where we are with the Covid: an unpleasant moment but necessary to remove doubts, courageously faced by this young woman

The nasal swab to know where we are with the Covid: an unpleasant moment but necessary to remove doubts, courageously faced by this young woman

The nasal swab to know where we are with the Covid: an unpleasant moment but necessary to remove doubts, courageously faced by this young woman

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A targeted operation in tourist places in the face of the resumption of active circulation of the virus with the aim of preventing and breaking the chains of transmission of the virus and stemming the epidemic. 400 tests / days are planned.

The coronavirus does not only affect the elderly population, the disease has jumped among 15-44 year olds in New Aquitaine

The coronavirus does not only affect the elderly population, the disease has jumped among 15-44 year olds in New Aquitaine

The coronavirus does not only affect the elderly population, the disease has jumped among 15-44 year olds in New Aquitaine

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It is also an opportunity for the population to have targeted answers to their health questions concerning barrier gestures, access to care, or screening follow-up …

Still too few young people feel concerned by the pandemic

Still too few young people feel concerned by the pandemic

Still too few young people feel concerned by the pandemic

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Responding to the resumption of cases among young people

Since the beginning of July, regional surveillance indicators have been on the rise, particularly among 15-44 year olds. The incidence rate (number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants) in this age group “went from 1.1 at the start of June to 4.1 during the week of July 13 to 18 (compared to 2.6 among 75-year-olds). and more) ”, according to the ARS.

These free tests at tourist sites should help stem the spread of the epidemic

These free tests at tourist sites should help stem the spread of the epidemic

These free tests at tourist sites should help stem the spread of the epidemic

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How to participate in screening?

Screening takes place without appointment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. People who come to be tested must bring their identity document and if possible their vital card.

The virological test is carried out by nasal sampling, the results are communicated within 24/48 hours directly to the person tested.
It is covered 100% by Health Insurance

Thursday in Issigeac, and in laboratories

Other screening operations will be carried out in the department, the next one in Dordogne will take place in Issigeac, La Banège car park (route de Bergerac) on Thursday July 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For dates and locations, consult the websiteARS New Aquitaine or flash the QRcode:

The QR Code for more information on this free screening campaign

The QR Code for more information on this free screening campaign

The QR Code for more information on this free screening campaign

© ARS New Aquitaine

It is also possible to get tested, without a prescription, with your vital card, in many laboratories and sample centers in the region. Call the laboratory before traveling to make an appointment or find out the time slots without an appointment.

Consult the menu here “Where to get tested in Nouvelle-Aquitaine“.

First public screening for covid in the Dordogne at Sarlat



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