Have COVID-19 symptoms? You can take a self-test either at home or at a drive-in sampling location. In Helsingborg, there are currently two sampling stations: New water tower parking lot and near Pixlapiren. (Click on the links for the google map location).
The self-test is a PCR test and shows if you have the virus in your airways. It should be taken when you have a cough, sore throat, loss of smell and taste or any other symptoms that may be consistent with the virus.
You can only order the test for yourself or when you are a representative of a child under the age of 13. The test is free of charge. (Please note this is different from the test that you need in order to get a travel certificate).
OPTION 1: SELF-TEST VIA PHARMACY PICK UP:
Log in to 1177 and order the test.
Stay home and avoid meeting anyone other than the people you live with.
Ask someone to be your representative and deliver the test out at a pharmacy. All adults over the age of 18 can be agents. The agent must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and must show both yours and his or her own identification.
You take the test at home. Instructions on how to do the test are included with the test.
Ask your representative to submit the sample on the same day and at the same pharmacy from where it was obtained. You may have different agents to collect and deliver the test sample if needed. Ensure they have identification and are free of symptoms.
It will take 1-3 days for you to get your test answer. Log in to 1177.se for results. You will receive a notification via SMS and email if you have filled in your contact details.
OPTION 1: SELF-TEST AT A SAMPLING SITE
Log in to 1177 and order the test and select a sampling location - New water tower parking lot or near Pixlapiren. Currently, there may be a longer waiting time. If you need to get a test, it is advised to keep checking regularly to get a slot.
Stay home until you test yourself, and avoid meeting anyone other than those you live with.
Get to the sampling site by car. You are not allowed to travel by public transport or taxi there.
Sit in the car and wait for staff from the sampling site. Show your photo ID to the staff.
If the test is for your child, you must show the child's social security number, either with a photo ID or on a written note.
Take the self-test in the car. Pictorial and written instructions on how to do this are included with the test. Then leave the sample to the staff.
Then go straight home.
The entire process takes anywhere between 15-30 minutes.
ORDERING TESTS FOR CHILDREN
This test can be done for children of all ages. As a custodian, you can order a test for children under 13. Log in to your own account and click on the child's name under the heading Agera ombud
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERSONNUMER OR DO NOT HAVE A CAR/REPRESENTATIVE TO HELP:
If you do not have a Swedish personnummer or any form of e-identification or if you do not know someone who can be your representative or are without access to a car, you can call a health centre which will then assess your situation. The test is then taken at the health centre. Use this link to find a health centre in Skåne.
Test results will be available in 1-3 days. Due to the large number of testing currently, your results may take time. Sometimes it may be possible that the answer cannot be assessed and you may need to take another test. Possible results:
The test could not be assessed (You can order a new test)
Please note that the results of this test are not sufficient if you need to travel. For that you need a separate test which will provide you with a travel certificate or resintyg. Follow this link to know where you can get this test done.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND TESTING