200 tests carried out every day
From Thursday 17 September, and for a period of 2 months, from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the RATP bus will criss-cross rural areas in the Île-de-France region to offer Covid-19 tests. The mobile unit will perform 200 tests per day. These will be free, without prior appointment, and with the results being provided as quickly as possible.
Two types of test will be offered:
- RT-PCR viral tests, to find out if someone is infected with the virus;
- Rapid antibody tests, which show whether a person has been in contact with the virus in the past and therefore carries antibodies characteristic of the disease.
The tests are carried out by health professionals, with the support of teams from the French Red Cross and the Order of Malta, and with the involvement of Cerballiance laboratories, in strict compliance with the recommendations issued by the health authorities in order to guarantee secure and quality testing.
All this while ensuring compliance with barrier measures and social distancing, and giving priority to people with symptoms.
RATP, fully committed in the face of Covid-19
This operation, carried out in partnership between the Île-de-France region and the Regional Health Agency (ARS), offers a solution adapted to the specific needs of rural towns and areas. RATP is pleased to join forces with them, and is working to strengthen the system. In particular, it will facilitate access to tests for priority cases, reduce health inequalities by ensuring fair distribution of testing capacity across the region, and relieve pressure on city laboratories.
Find out everything about the Covid-19 mobile testing operation on the Île-de-France region website.